These Are the 6 Pieces of Art You Need to Selfie With
As Oscar Wilde said, “life imitates art.” While he may not be referring to mimicking statues in a museum, we think that still applies. Here are a few pieces of art that are perfect for an Instagram or Facebook selfie in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Enjoy the various institutions you can explore in these cities.
1. “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of the Grand Jatte”– Chicago
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This famous painting by George Seurat can be found in The Art Institute of Chicago. Strike a pose in front of this masterpiece and pretend to be Seurat himself with a little light and color. Lovers of the famous composer Stephen Sondheim, know that the inspiration for the famous “Sunday in the Park With George” comes from this painting. Explore what this art museum in the Windy City has to offer.
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2. “Death of Socrates” – New York City
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Find countless masterpieces in the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. It’s impossible to choose a favorite with so many pieces and artists scattering the museum. “Death of Socrates” by Jacques Louis David, is a great option for a museum selfie because there are plenty of people to pose like (or with). If statues are more your speed, grab your group and take a picture with “Ugolino and His Sons” by JeanBaptiste Carpeaux.
3. The Blue Whale – New York City
You can’t miss the blue whale in the middle of New York City’s Museum of Natural history. There are countless animals, dinosaur bones and dioramas to admire in this large museum. You have to grab a picture with the 94-foot long and 21,000 pound blue whale. There are no wires attaching her to the ceiling, some would say it’s an engineering and marine masterpiece!
4. “Standing Figure” – San Francisco
It’s impossible to miss the African art collection in The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. One of our favorite pieces is the “Standing Figure” from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Stand next to this statue and put your hands up in the air like you just don’t care! Discover the other colorful and vibrant exhibits throughout these museums.
5. “Angel of the Citadel” – Los Angeles
Visit one of the world’s largest arts organizations, The Getty Center in Los Angeles, CA. While we love Vincent Van Gogh’s “Irises,” you have to take the opportunity to enjoy the panoramic views and art outside. It’s impossible to miss Marino Marini’s “Angel of the Citadel.” Spread out your arms and take a power pose selfie with this rider.
6. “Self Portrait” – Washington, D.C.
You will find plenty of history, landmarks and monuments in the capital of the United States. However, don’t miss out on the large collection of art to explore in the National Gallery of Art. Find classics in the gallery like Van Gogh’s “Self Portrait.” Strike a pose and make a serious face when you take a picture with this piece of art. You will find an impressive and storied collection of art and history at the National Gallery.
After you’ve explored all of the nooks and crannies of one of these museums, you may want to find another activity later that evening. What better thing to do in a city than go see a show or a concert? Find Broadway shows in NYC or a concert in Los Angeles. No matter what fits your mood, you will certainly find the right show for you in one of these cities. There are many fun attractions throughout these areas, from shows to sports games, amazing cuisine and more. Find the perfect activity to fit your traveling mood!