Located in the basement of a theater, the Museum of Bad Art (MOBA) is a unique institution dedicated to the celebration of artistic effort, however misguided. The Museum of Bad Art: Masterworks presents a pulsating collection of more than seventy never-before-published pieces of artwork from MOBA's permanent collection. Comprised largely of canvases found discarded on curbside trash piles or obtained for a pittance at thrift stores, this innovative compilation occupies a niche previously ignored in the international community of art collection, preservation, and interpretation. If the subjectivity of art appreciation were ever in doubt, this astonishing assortment of artistic commentaries will fan the flames of controversy. It is clear that many of these artists suffered for their art; now it's your turn.

A photographic catalog of 70 exquisitely bad pieces of master artwork from the permanent collection of the Museum of Bad Art in Dedham, Massachusetts. Featuring profiles of select MOBA artists as well as the stories behind the art.

Available via Amazon and bookstores.

A postcard set is also available here.

The MOBA Permanent Gallery, in the Dedham Community Theater, in Dedham Square, Massachusetts. Conveniently located just outside the men's room, the gallery is open whenever movies are showing, typically 5 to 11pm on weekdays, noon to 11 on weekends and school holidays.

Admission to the Museum of Bad Art is free, so this important institution is supported entirely by voluntary contributions and sales of MOBA gifts.

Louise Reilly Sacco, Permanent Acting Interim Executive Director of MOBA describes the Museum Of Bad Art in this entertaining video.

The museum website gives curatorial nods to themes as varied as

It is not an easy thing to struggle against mighty forces like the giant orange cat consuming humankind.
The Artistic License is available to one and all.
A celebration of the obscure. Cunning artistry hides as well as reveals.
just to name a few.
High time you (re-)visited Boston, don't you think?


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