Artwork: Art portrait collage courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Art Twitter goes where few dare—to every last corner of the globe, finding its way into people’s lives effortlessly be connecting to their soul. Crave has compiled the best art Twitter accounts, a diverse mix of curators, publishers, and personalities that keep will inspire and delight, sparking new ideas and ways of looking at art and life.
Aperture Magazine (@aperturemag)
Do you remember when print dominated life—when you used to wait breathlessly for the newest issue to arrive? Then you’d page through it til you knew every picture and word by heart. Aperture Magazine keeps the tradition alive, while seamlessly translating across platforms on their Twitter feed.
ARTBOOK | D.A.P. (@artbook)
ARTBOOK | D.A.P. revolutionized art book publishing and distribution by creating a home from the finest publishers from around the globe under one roof. Then they took it one better and they created partnerships with fairs, museums, and galleries. Their Twitter feed consistently sets the bar for illustrated publishing.
Artists, artworks, auctions, exhibitions, fairs—and a magazine! Whew. Artsy covers every base of the art world, keeping you up on everything going down. A must to be in the know at all times.
Kimberly Rose Drew (@museummammy)
Writer, curator, and the art world’s “It” girl, Kimberly Rose Drew holds the title of Social Media Manager at The Met, sitting at the top of digital culture in the art establishment. Her personal Twitter feed is the perfect balance of fire and style.
“Sensitive to Art and Its Discontents,” Hyperallergic stays breaking ground, sharing the stories that mainstream outlets ignore or avoid, finding comfort in the uncomfortable, and pushing the envelope—just as art is supposed to do.
Andre Magnin (@Andre_Magnin)
Crave fave Andre Magnin has had his finger on the pulse of contemporary African art for decades, representing some of the greatest artists of the continent, including Malick Sidibé, Seydou Keïta, Jean Depara, and Omar Victor Diop. His Twitter feed is showcases the crème de la crème.
Mean Streets (@MeanStreets_NYC)
If you are obsessed with life in Old York before corporations and cultural imperialists whitewashed the city to a bland shade of being, check out Mean Streets’ gritty Twitter feed.
My Modern Met (@mymodernmet)
My Modern Met is all love, showcasing the best that humanity has to offer. Here, you can slip away into a world of beauty and delight, and forget your troubles for a moment of peace and respite.
Photogs of Color (@photogsofcolor)
Curated by @AaronRTurner_, Photogs of Color is the best place to go for new, art, and stories on works by artists across the African diaspora.
“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman,” Virginia Woolf understood. But those days are over, thanks in no small part to PL_Henderson1, who curates Women’s Art. The Twitter feed goes around the world and across time, providing a daily dose of a great many works and artists you might not otherwise know.
Miss Rosen is a journalist covering art, photography, culture, and books. Her byline has appeared in L’Uomo Vogue, Vogue Online, The Undefeated, Dazed Digital, Aperture Online, and Feature Shoot. Follow her on Twitter @Miss_Rosen.