Cleveland and Chicago art museums face off in a World Series Instagram battle

Posted at 5:57 PM, Oct 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-30 17:58:14-04

Right in the middle of the World Series, it seems like everyone is getting involved in cheering on the Indians or the Cubs - from celebrities to politicians and now art museums? 

It all started five days ago when the Art Institute of Chicago posted a photo of Gustave Caillebotte's 'A Paris Street; Rainy Day' painting, except instead of holding an umbrella, the man had a large Cubs pennant. 


#Game1 in the #WorldSeries. Let's do this. We've got our game face on. What about you, @clevelandmuseumofart? Go @Cubs! #FlyTheW

A photo posted by The Art Institute of Chicago (@artinstitutechi) on

The Cleveland Museum of Art responded with a painting of Nathaniel Olds wearing a jersey and an Indians helmet, with the caption "Play on, @artinstitutechi  #GoTribe!"



CLE favorite Nathaniel Olds is ready to #RallyTogether for @indians in #WorldSeries Game 2! Play on, @artinstitutechi #GoTribe

A photo posted by Cleveland Museum of Art (@clevelandmuseumofart) on

Oct 26, 2016 at 1:14pm PDT

Ever since then, the two have been posting photos daily in support of their respective teams, including a painting that included Wrigley Field, and banners that were hung from the Cleveland Museum of Art in support of the Tribe. 

You can take a look at the rest of their posts on the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago's Instagram accounts.