Best Of 2021

Best Virtual Gallery for Soon-to-Be Art Grads: Social Distance Gallery

In March 2020, Benjamin Cook — an adjunct professor at the Art Academy of Cincinnati — launched on Instagram the Social Distance Gallery, a digital platform that allows BFA and MFA art students from across the country to display their thesis work. Particularly important when COVID-19 restrictions eliminated the ability for the public to view the artwork in person, the page continues to post student creations for its 17,000-plus followers. instagram.com/socialdistancegallery.