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Recommendation11 Art Foundations

Looking to increase the amount of art on your Instagram feed? Or do you just want to learn about some interesting artists? Either way, we’ve compiled a list of 11 art foundations that are on Instagram that we think would make a great addition to anyone’s lists of followed accounts. 

Holt/Smithson Foundation 

@holtsmithsonfoundation

The official Instagram page for the foundation dedicated to continuing the legacy of artists Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson.

The page features snippets of essays written about the artists, analyses of their works and information about special programmes carried out by the foundation. Holt and Smithson are primarily known for their land art and while that is certainly featured on the page, viewers get to see other projects as well, such as Holt’s “systems sculptures” and Smithson’s “lexical pyramid.”

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Judd Foundation 

@juddfoundation

The official Instagram page for the foundation that preserves various spaces used by artist Donald Judd, such as his studios and his personal library.

The page focuses mostly on showcasing the artwork of Judd himself and featuring quotes, anecdotes, and important announcements. Though he was not fond of the term, Judd is often associated with minimalism. He is probably best known for his sculptures and the page uses them to create a sense of consistency with its lay out. For the most part, the posts either consist of Judd’s work or they are created in a way to mirror his work’s aesthetic while announcing events like book publications or exhibitions.

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Dia Art Foundation 

@diaartfoundation

The official Instagram page for the Dia Art Foundation, a contemporary art organization.

The page showcases the works of various artists, often offering different perspectives of a work by utilizing close-ups and various angles. The captions often contain a short, but thought-provoking quote by the artist. By pairing these two aspects together, the posts facilitate a contemplative experience, as one is left to put the quote into the context of the picture.

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Robert Rauschenberg Foundation 

@rauschenbergfoundation

The official Instagram page for the foundation that fosters the legacy of Robert Rauschenberg and supports those who embody his spirit and values.

The page features a variety of content with Rauschenberg’s works included. However, there are also plenty of interesting profiles of artists who were influenced by Rauschenberg. The captions can include detailed explanations, quotes, announcements, and more. The page provides a comprehensive experience, presenting readers with not only the works of Rauschenberg, but also glimpses into his personal life as well as showcasing the people his art had an effect on.

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Joan Mitchell Foundation 

@joanmitchellfdn

The official Instagram page for the foundation dedicated to celebrating painter Joan Mitchell and providing support to visual artists.

The page includes many interviews with artists-in-residence at the Joan Mitchell Center, as well as those who work in conjunction with the Center. This provides a different dimension, one focused on informational videos that provide personal insight into who these artists are, what they do, and why they do it. There are also posts that highlight Joan Mitchell’s own works, with informative captions about the works themselves and also about Mitchell’s life.

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Hall Art Foundation 

@hall_art_foundation

The official Instagram page for the foundation making postwar and contemporary art available to others, drawing from their own collection as well as that of Andrew and Christine Hall.

The page features a variety of paintings and sculptures by the artists who are involved in its exhibits. It also posts pictures, both historical and modern, of the two locations where the foundation operates, in a former castle in Derneburg, Germany and a former dairy farm in Vermont, USA. The captions are informative and to the point, explaining the various subjects of the posts.

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K11 Art Foundation

@k11artfoundation

The official Instagram page for the foundation working to aid the development of Chinese contemporary art.

The page does an excellent job of featuring the artwork that the foundation has on exhibit, with remarkable photography adding another element to many of the pieces. The captions are to the point while being engaging at the same time. While scrolling through the page, it feels as if your eyes are drawn to multiple places at once; each post stands out and demands your attention.

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Fondation Beyeler 

@fondationbeyeler

The official Instagram page for the foundation created by Ernst and Hildy Beyeler with the goal of promoting cultural education and interpersonal encounters, while working to inspire people to appreciate art.

The page displays many of the works and sculptures the foundation has on exhibit. It also offers interviews and virtual tours, putting special effort into making the exhibitions accessible during the pandemic. They also have fun giveaways from time to time!

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Post udostępniony przez Fondation Beyeler (@fondationbeyeler)


Blenheim Art Foundation 

@blenheimartfoundation

The official Instagram page for the foundation housed in the historic Blenheim Palace in England. The foundation’s initiative is to provide the chance for people to experience the work of international contemporary artists.

The page features exhibitions within the palace, but the palace itself plays an important role in many of the posts. Whether it is a beautiful picture of the palace’s grounds or a photo of its elegant interior design, Blenheim palace gets its share of the spotlight. It is especially interesting to see the works that interact with the palace, blending the two together.

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Calder Foundation 

@calderfoundation

The official Instagram page for the foundation committed to collecting, exhibiting, preserving, and interpreting the art and archives of artist Alexander Calder.

The page posts pictures of Calder’s work, while also looking at those he inspired and interacted with. The page has plenty of greyscale photos, with posts featuring splashes of colour thrown in to create an interesting effect while looking at the account as a whole. The individual posts themselves often include captions featuring snippets of everything from analyses to anecdotes.

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Foundation H. Cartier-Bresson 

@fondationhcb

The official Instagram page for the foundation established by photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson and Martine Franck, his wife, along with their daughter. Now, the foundation preserves their archives.

The page mostly posts the photographs of Cartier-Bresson as well as photographers featured in the other exhibitions that the foundation is presenting. There are informative captions in both French and English accompanying the photos, which are mostly candid shots.

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