Every Friday, BULLETT’s introducing our favorite Instagram profiles and getting to know the people behind the posts.
The best time to go to any museum is while the rest of the world is at work, mostly because your visit won’t be plagued by people commemorating themselves in front of classic artwork. It’s sad, because stepping into a museum used to feel like stepping into a different world––and now you just leave feeling like you were definitely in the background of at least five selfies.
That’s pretty much the case anywhere you go in Soho, but curated lifestyle ‘gramming feels extra sacrilegious when you’re meant to be experiencing ~art.~ Maybe the reason why people in classical paintings feel so far away from us is because they don’t have earbud wires draped across their chests and they’re not illuminated with the blue light from their cell phones. Maybe the reason why there even are so many classical paintings is because those painters didn’t have them––without Instagram feeds to obsessively scroll through, they had time to like, accomplish stuff. But @museumofselfies reimagines what Frida Kahlo and Jesus Christ would have looked like if iPhones came out before the last decade. And TBH, we definitely would have hated Frida.
Cataloguing her own art-turned-selfie-art pics along with user submissions, Olivia Muus––the poster behind the account––actually manages to make Greek gods and the royal court seem super relatable. The account proves that once you see even the most regal person taking a selfie, they lose about 70% of their dignity and intrigue automatically. That’s worth remembering the next time you see a really hot guy on Tinder, but all his photos are selfies. Just imagine him taking one in front of you, or The Mona Lisa, and keep swiping.
Check out some of our favorite museum selfies, above.