Seattle is home to one of the most Instagrammed museums in America

SINGULART, a digital platform with a mission to bring equity to the art market, just released its findings from a study it conducted on the most Instagrammed museums and galleries across the nation. 

To come up with the list, SINGULART analyzed Instagram hashtag data from the photo-sharing application and social network platform. By totaling up the most popular hashtags, it was able to determine a top 12 list of the most Instragrammed museums and galleries in the U.S.   

In its research, SINGULART noted that searches for “art museums near me” increased by 100% in the past 12 months, leading researchers to believe that people are eager to get back to exploring their creative sides and immersing themselves in art, history, and culture. 

The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) with it’s three locations across Seattle, including the main gallery downtown, the Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM), and the Olympic Sculpture Park, came in number 11 on the list. Known for being the center for world-class visual arts in the Pacific Northwest since 1933, the museum’s collections, installations, special exhibitions, and programs have featured art from around the world. 

So what other U.S. museums and galleries made the top 12 list according to SINGULART’s study?  Keep scrolling to find out.

Milwaukee Art Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 13, 2018. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

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12. Milwaukee Art Museum (Milwaukee, WI)

Number of posts: 50k

Seattle Art Museum and Hammering Man sculpture

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11. Seattle Art Museum (Seattle, WA)

Number of posts: 66.3k

Pink blossoms from a fruit tree in Civic Center Park stand in front of the contrasting angular architecture of the Denver Art Musuem in downtown Colorado.

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10. Denver Art Museum (Denver, CO)

Number of posts: 75k

Philadelphia Museum of Art

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9. Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA)

Number of posts: 78k

National Gallery of Art in Washington DC 

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8. National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.)

Number of posts: 101k

Architect Renzo Piano’s general current Art Museum at Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California on January 13, 2018. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

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7. The general (Los Angeles, CA)

Number of posts: 118k

Art Institute of Chicago

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6. Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Number of posts: 171.3k

The National Portrait Gallery (Photo by Ting Shen/Xinhua via Getty) (Xinhua/ via Getty Images)

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5. National Portrait Gallery (Washington, D.C.)

Number of posts: 179.7k

An exterior view of “Studio 54: Night Magic” Opening Night at the Brooklyn Museum on March 11, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

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4. Brooklyn Museum (New York, NY)

Number of posts: 239.5k

Exterior View of the newly-expanded Museum of Modern Art on New York City on October 17, 2019. The museum reopens to the public on Monday, Oct. 21 after $450 million expansion (Photo by Kena Betancur/VIEWpress)

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3. Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)

Number of posts: 287k

Exterior view of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York on March 29, 2017. (Photo by Johannes Schmitt-Tegge/picture alliance via Getty Images)

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2. Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)

Number of posts: 323k

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 23: A view of Yoko Ono’s new art installation, Dream Together, is displayed on the facade of The Metropolitan Museum of Art as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on August 23, 2020 in New York City. The installation was unveiled on August 20th in preparation for The Met’s reopening on August 29th, 2020 after being closed due to the coronavirus. (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)

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1. Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)

Number of posts: 395.5k 

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