To avoid becoming obsolete, museums have followed us into the digital world where we spend more and more of our time. By developing an online presence, museums engage with a younger audience (and potentially future patrons) as well as established art aficionados. In addition to keeping museum-goers updated on the newest exhibitions, museums also share great content. They usually highlight a piece or obscure fact at an opportune time, allowing you to step completely outside your world and appreciate the ingenuity or beauty of something. For example, the SF Moma recently tweeted “SFMOMA salutes Steve Jobs for a job well done,” and linked a photo of a Powerbook from 2001. Given all the discussion lately about Steve Jobs’ legacy at Apple, his place among great businessman, and the future of Apple without him, we completely ignored his artistic contributions.
With that, here are the top ten museums. Check to see if your favorite made the list.