The Saint Mary's Museum of Art is well-known for its extensive collection of early California landscape painter, William Keith. The SMCMoA can claim one of the largest collections of Keith's work in the world. While the Keith room in the museum itself is constantly rotating, our website provides a gallery where all of our William Keith works can be seen. Please enjoy and thank you for your interest in William Keith and the Saint Mary's Museum of Art. We have a large collection of literature and media on William Keith. If interested, please check out the publications tab on our website or come to the museum and visit our gift shop!
Instagram has changed the art world. Now Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art examines this recent force with Instagael, a student Instagram exhibition. Instagael displays the best photographs the student community has to offer, but also provokes fundamental discussions about the identity of art.
Instagram boasts 60 million photos shared each day from a community of 300 million members. These photos, and this forum, represent the art world of the future. Indeed, since 2013, “Instagram” is searched more often in the search engine Google than “art” itself. Instagram is a uniquely democratizing force in the art world. Now, anyone can post their photographs and receive near immediate feedback. Likewise, anyone with an internet connection now has a gallery of billions of photographs at their fingertips.