The visual arts and Instagram are a match made in creative heaven. Every day galleries and museums take us behind the scenes, photographers share their craft, and painters and sculptors offer a peek into their processes. Here are a few of the visual artists and art institutions that have caught our team’s eye.


Mysterious French “photograffeur” who won the Ted Prize in 2011. JR posts behind-the-scenes pictures of the installation of his massive photographs on public buildings. 



Run by the founder and editor of, online magazine covering contemporary, low brow and street art. 



German Pop/Street gallery sharing shots of their artists and artwork.



Twin brothers and two of the world’s most famous graffiti artists. They post pictures of their work in progress, from the streets of São Paulo to the galleries of New York. 


The photo at the top is by @pietparra