Every Single Person The Met Museum Follows on Instagram, and Why

Last year, we discussed the significance of what it means if an institution like the Whitney follows you on Instagram. This year, the idea is no less top of mind, only now, we’re turning our focus to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. So what, exactly, does it mean to one of the largest museums in the world follow you on Instagram? Is it an implicit endorsement? A mere acknowledgement of your presence in The Met’s cultural orbit? Or could it just be the brains behind the museum’s account, Kimberly Drew (@museumammy), got your Instagram handle handed down from the high Met goddesses that be? If you’re one of the lucky 175 accounts the Met follows on Instagram, we probably have an answer for you.

24 Met-Adjacent Accounts (14%)