Museum Month: The Museum Of Bad Art In Boston, Massachusetts

Everywhere you travel, you’ll find countless art museums dedicated to contemporary art, modern art, fine art and period-focused art; however, when do you ever get to visit a museum devoted to bad art? The Museum Of Bad Art (MOBA), a community-based, private institution, is “dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its form and in all its glory.”

At MOBA, you’ll find the “best” pieces of art that are not up to the usual aesthetic standard most museum-goers are accustomed to. This may be an oxymoron, but it’s a great place to admire creative works without having to be an art connoisseur. You’ll be able to relax and have fun while admiring pieces from categories like “unlikely landscapes, seascapes, and still lifes,” “in the nood,” “poor traits” and “blue people.” Each piece comes with a funny and informative description. While some of the works aren’t too terrible, there are others that will have you wondering what the artist could have possibly been thinking.

Admission to the museum is free. MOBA has three locations near Boston, Massachusetts, including the Dedham Community Theatre, the Somerville Theatre and the Brookline Access Television. Click here for directions and maps.