CULTURE & ARTS
07/24/2015 08:31 am ET Updated Apr 07, 2016

An Art Museum In Los Angeles Is Killing The Snapchat Game

Wazzzup, art history?!?!

Once upon a time, Snapchat was the app of choice for nudie shots and music festivals. No longer! 

Thanks to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's current social media guru Lucy Redoglia and the original LACMA snapchat creator Maritza Lerman Yoes, the sexting app du jour is having a renaissance, with the help of some Renaissance art! (I promise, her jokes are better than mine.) 

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If art history-inspired memes get your blood pumping, we highly recommend adding LACMA on Snapchat, like, right now. There are few better ways to celebrate your favorite artists Auguste Rodin and Simon Vouet than by imagining them jamming to Beyonce or quoting "Mean Girls." 

"We have a couple goals for our social media here," Redoglia told Refinery29. "Obviously, bringing people in the door is one, but it's also about spreading awareness of the museum and its collection to people who might not be able to attend -- to get people interested in art history."

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 Get all the artsy laughs by adding LACMA on Snapchat ASAP. Take a look at some of their greatest hits below. 

  • Wazzzup Ancestor Figure (mian’gandu), Papua New Guinea, Sawos People, circa 1950, Purchased with funds provided by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation with additional funding by Jane and Terry Semel, the David Bohnett Foundation, Camilla Chandler Frost, Gayle and Edward P. Roski and The Ahmanson Foundation
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  • Bad Hair Day Flute Ornament, Papua New Guinea, Biwat People, circa 1925, Purchased with funds provided by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation with additional funding by Jane and Terry Semel, the David Bohnett Foundation, Camilla Chandler Frost, Gayle and Edward P. Roski and The Ahmanson Foundation
  • Eyebrows on Fleek Mask of Shiva, India, Maharashtra or Karnataka, 18th century, Purchased with funds provided by Harry and Yvonne Lenart
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  • Mmmbop Antoine Le Nain (France, circa 1588­1648), Three Young Musicians, circa 1630, Anonymous gift
  • Mmmbop Antoine Le Nain (France, circa 1588­1648), Three Young Musicians, circa 1630, Anonymous gift
  • Simon Vouet (France, Paris, 1590­1649), Virginia da Vezzo, the Artist's Wife, as the Magdalen, circa 1627, Gift of The Ahmanson Foundation
  • Dad Bod Salomon de Bray (Holland, 1597­1664), Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence, 1652, Purchased with funds provided by the Jones Foundation, the Joseph B. Gould Foundation, Fred Maxwell, and an anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Charles Henry Strub by exchange
  • Bad Hair Day Flute Ornament, Papua New Guinea, Biwat People, circa 1925, Purchased with funds provided by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation with additional funding by Jane and Terry Semel, the David Bohnett Foundation, Camilla Chandler Frost, Gayle and Edward P. Roski and The Ahmanson Foundation
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