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The Louvre Was the ‘Most Instagrammed Museum’ in 2017

Art fans examining Leonardo’s Mona Lisa at the Louvre.

VICTOR GRIGAS

The fine folks over at Instagram, the popular photo-sharing app, revealed today the locations, tags, and accounts that were most popular this year with its users. The big winner: the Louvre, which was the “most Instagrammed museum” in the world in 2017, beating out the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, which took the number two and three spots.

In the United States, the top three slots were held by the Met, MoMA, and LACMA. In a development that can only be described as disturbing, the Museum of Ice Cream came in at number six in the United States, ahead of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York.

And the top hashtags of 2017? Glad you asked. The top five were, in order, beginning with the most popular, #love, #fashion, #photooftheday, #photography, and then #art. The tag #beautiful came in at number six. The lists follow in full below.

Most Instagrammed Museums (Global)
1. Musée du Louvre (Paris)
2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)
3. The Museum of Modern Art (New York)
4. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles)
5. British Museum (London)
6. American Museum of Natural History (New York)
7. Whitney Museum of American Art (New York)
8. Victoria and Albert Museum (London)
9. Natural History Museum (London)
10. Museum of Ice Cream (Los Angeles)

Most Instagrammed Museums (U.S.)
1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)
2. The Museum of Modern Art (New York)
3. Los Angeles County Museum of Art
4. American Museum of Natural History (New York)
5. Whitney Museum of American Art (New York)
6. Museum of Ice Cream (Los Angeles)
7. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
8. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.)
9. National September 11 Memorial & Museum (New York)
10. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York)

Top hashtags of 2017
1. #love
2. #fashion
3. #photooftheday
4. #photography
5. #art
6. #beautiful
7. #travel
8. #happy
9. #nature
10. #picoftheday

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