The Best Art Mashups and Memes of 2016

Carly Syms

Carly Syms
VIP + Marketing Manager

This year was a big year for Museum Hack. We saw extraordinary growth for our business – we had 8,000+ guests, 502 corporate tours, 13 marriage proposals and workshops for 56 museums (You can read our Year in Review to see more cool data!).

We also saw major growth across all our social media channels. But if you’ve been following us for a while, you know our most loved posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have to be our art mashups and memes. Sometimes we create them, sometimes we post ones that awesome people like you create! 

As a way to celebrate the old and ring in 2017, we’ve rounded up the top posts from all our social media accounts. From Pokemon Go to the best art #groupselfie ever, we present you with the cream of the crop.

Have a good New Year, everyone!

Instagram
Instagram loves art mashups. Below are our #bestnine:

Twitter

Our top tweets were a mix of art mash-ups and great blog posts, but below we included just the mashups:

Vincent Van LeGogh via Imgur (Inspired by Self-Portrait, Van Gogh, 1889. Musée d'Orsay, Paris)
Vincent Van LeGogh via Imgur (Inspired by Self-Portrait, Van Gogh, 1889. Musée d’Orsay, Paris)
#StarsWars via Ebaum’s World
#StarsWars via Ebaum’s World
#tbt to 1942 when a young @SUEtheTrex was painted having a grand old time at her fave late-night din-din spot. (Inspired by Nighthawks, Edward Hopper, 1942. The Art Institute of Chicago)
#tbt to 1942 when a young @SUEtheTrex was painted having a grand old time at her fave late-night din-din spot. (Inspired by Nighthawks, Edward Hopper, 1942. The Art Institute of Chicago)
#groupselfie via Hambahamba
#groupselfie via Hambahamba
Raptor with a Pearl Earring / “Then Vermeer was Devoured” by PageBoy (Inspired by Girl with a Pearl Earring, Johannes Vermeer, 1665. The Hague)
Raptor with a Pearl Earring / “Then Vermeer was Devoured” by PageBoy (Inspired by Girl with a Pearl Earring, Johannes Vermeer, 1665. The Hague)
The Birth of Cat by FatCatArt (Inspired by Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus, 1480s. Uffizi Gallery Museum)
The Birth of Cat by FatCatArt (Inspired by Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus, 1480s. Uffizi Gallery Museum)
Art History as told by smiley faces, via Pinterest (Author unknown)
Art History as told by smiley faces, via Pinterest (Author unknown)
Duchamp was here via Wooster Collective
Duchamp was here via Wooster Collective
Also, naked bodies EVERYWHERE.
Also, naked bodies EVERYWHERE.

Facebook

Facebook loves art history humor too, but their tastes are a little different from Twitter and Instagram:

via Tumblr
via Tumblr
Girl with a Pearl Coffee by Dorothee Golz
Girl with a Pearl Coffee by Dorothee Golz
Because cats. Via The Meta Picture
Because cats.via The Meta Picture
Monet's Kermit Lilies by Rabittooth (Inspired by Claude Monet’s Water Lilies Series)
Monet’s Kermit Lilies by Rabittooth (Inspired by Claude Monet’s Water Lilies Series)
Guide to viewing contemporary art by Grant Snider
Guide to viewing contemporary art by Grant Snider

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