20 People Who Turned Art History Into Modern-Day Memes

Whether its ancient Greek sculptures or paintings from the Renaissance, people around the world are using Snapchat to add witty quips to their museum findings.

Everywhere you go, every big city has a museum. Some are full of art, others are more historical and cultural museums. There are even science ones too. Either way, there are loads of museums in this world dedicated to preserving our past. Everyone has their different ways of experiencing museums. And in our modern age of technology, whenever we got o museums it’s almost guaranteed that we will be posting what we see to our social media profiles – assuming that photography is allowed.

But with social media, museum-goers now have a chance to have a little bit of fun with the priceless artifacts from olden days by turning them into funny memes or using filters on them, etc. It is a whole new way for us to look at historic items from our past.

Whether its ancient Greek sculptures or paintings from the Renaissance, people around the world are using Snapchat to add witty quips to their museum findings, likening them to modern-day pop culture references such as Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” video, or Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance. It’s a way for the modern person to connect with the past.

And here are some of the funniest and creative museum Snapchats that we’ve seen:

1. When u waiting for guys 2 buy you drinks

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Like, hello, we are HERE and we are THIRSTY! #arthistorysnap #arthistorysnapchat #art #arthistory #snapchat #lol #sculpture #louvre #thirsty #thirstythursday #hello

A post shared by arthistorycaps🎨 (@arthistorycaps) on Nov 12, 2015 at 8:21am PST

2. When Netflix says “Are you still there?”

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Where else would I be 😒(Mary Cassatt, Little Girl in a Blue Armchair) @netflix

A post shared by arthistorycaps🎨 (@arthistorycaps) on Dec 17, 2017 at 2:31pm PST

3. When your family asks about your dating life.

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Happy Holidays! (Leonardo da Vinci, Ginevra de Benci [detail])

A post shared by arthistorycaps🎨 (@arthistorycaps) on Dec 18, 2017 at 7:54am PST

4. When I try to seem cultured.

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Oh, books? I read those. (Alfred Lambart, Juliet)

A post shared by arthistorycaps🎨 (@arthistorycaps) on Nov 17, 2017 at 8:25am PST

5. Actual photo of me after I drank a smoothie.

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@juicepress (Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Autumn)

A post shared by arthistorycaps🎨 (@arthistorycaps) on Nov 1, 2017 at 2:43pm PDT

6. When you step in water wearing socks.

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Eeuuugghhhhh

A post shared by arthistorycaps🎨 (@arthistorycaps) on Mar 7, 2017 at 1:32pm PST

7. How I think I look when someone tells me I look tired.

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Bitch I might be

A post shared by arthistorycaps🎨 (@arthistorycaps) on Apr 18, 2017 at 7:39am PDT

8. When you remember a really embarassing text you sent in 2010.

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😕 (Mother and Child/Maternal Kiss, Mary Cassatt)

A post shared by arthistorycaps🎨 (@arthistorycaps) on Jul 31, 2017 at 10:52am PDT

9. When the waiter is explaing the entire menu but you just want a cheeseburger with fries.

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Amen @classicalfuck 🍔🍟

A post shared by arthistorycaps🎨 (@arthistorycaps) on Sep 22, 2016 at 7:40am PDT

10. When someone tells me to stop spending so much time on the internet and go outside.

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It me

A post shared by arthistorycaps🎨 (@arthistorycaps) on Dec 10, 2016 at 7:54am PST

11. Me: I hate being cat called so gross.

Also me:

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Heyyy big boi (Eugene de Blaas, A Stolen Glance)

A post shared by arthistorycaps🎨 (@arthistorycaps) on Jul 17, 2019 at 4:39pm PDT

12. Running way from 2018 like

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2018 UR TRASH (Guillame de Digulleville, Pèlerinage de l’âme)

A post shared by arthistorycaps🎨 (@arthistorycaps) on Dec 29, 2018 at 6:36am PST

13. How u feel after u spend all day cracking jokes for ur friends

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hey we’re back and we’re depressed clowns (Jan Matejko, Stańczyk)

A post shared by arthistorycaps🎨 (@arthistorycaps) on Apr 27, 2019 at 11:15am PDT

14. When you’re the first in the buffet line

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Looks like it’s over for you bitches (anyone know artist info?)

A post shared by arthistorycaps🎨 (@arthistorycaps) on Jan 26, 2019 at 2:45pm PST

15. What are your plans for the holiday?

Me:

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Nobody fucking talk to me 😘 (Carl Vilhelm Holsøe, Sleeping Woman)

A post shared by arthistorycaps🎨 (@arthistorycaps) on Dec 21, 2018 at 9:12am PST

16. When the waiter takes ur food away without asking

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I WAS GONNA EAT THAT CILANTRO GARNISH (Anthony Frederick Sandys, Cassandra)

A post shared by arthistorycaps🎨 (@arthistorycaps) on Dec 4, 2018 at 9:41am PST

17. Me waiting patiently for shit to hit the fan because things are going so well.

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(((Jeopardy music))) (Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson, Meditation of the Holy Virgin)

A post shared by arthistorycaps🎨 (@arthistorycaps) on Nov 2, 2018 at 8:36am PDT

18. When someone asks me which direction I see my life going.

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Stylist? Influencer? Farmer? (Giovanni Boccaccio, Des cas des nobles hommes et femmes)

A post shared by arthistorycaps🎨 (@arthistorycaps) on Sep 25, 2018 at 10:02am PDT

19. Who else isn’t a morning person and has 6 alarms?

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Hit the SNOOZE (Alexandre Cabanel, The Birth of Venus)

A post shared by arthistorycaps🎨 (@arthistorycaps) on Sep 21, 2018 at 7:07am PDT

20. 15 minutes after having a mental breakdown.

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K I’m ready now! (Konstantin Razumov)

A post shared by arthistorycaps🎨 (@arthistorycaps) on Aug 15, 2018 at 7:33am PDT