Best Art Tumblr
The D.C. Docent
The D.C. Docent microblogs anonymously, but if you’re skeptical, I checked: She is in fact a docent at a local art institution. It shows. Her Tumblr is enthusiastic—helpful, even—but curated intelligently. For every piece of eye candy (works from D.C. galleries, other stuff from the ether) there’s some brain candy, plus a forgivably boosterish tone that nevertheless has some edge: The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s “Art of Video Games” survey, she recently wrote, “has nerdfest and bong hits written all over it.” During last fall’s overstuffed (e)merge art fair at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, the Docent’s manic updates were a godsend: Amid the artistic detritus, her Tumblr was the best mobile guide to rooting out the instant classics.