Museum of Bad Art:  Art Too Bad To Be Ignored MOBA News
In This Issue: December 9, 2012, Issue # 106
•   MOBA/Dedham Temporarily Closed
•   Guest Interpretation
•   Curator Talks on Your Desktop or Phone
•   New Interpretator Contest
•   Holiday Shopping
•   MOBA Depends on You
MOBA/Dedham Temporarily Closed
If you regularly visit MOBA's gallery in the basement of the Dedham Community Theatre, you know that renovations in the past few years have greatly improved the facility. More changes are underway, particularly to the basement level. So MOBA will be unavailable for awhile.

Theater management has not determined whether the renovated space will be designed to accommodate MOBA. As soon as we know, we'll tell you.

Meanwhile, if you love MOBA or if MOBA is the reason you discovered the movie theater, let management know.

We are grateful to Dedham Community Theatre for being our home for 17 years. We hope to have many more years in this location.

Our Somerville and Brookline locations remain available to art lovers.

See a film in Dedham and let the staff know you love MOBA.

Curator Talks on Your Desktop or Phone
As with all art, learning more about a piece in the MOBA collection enhances appreciation and enjoyment. The MOBA Curatorial Staff have done extensive research to identify and interpretate the artist's inspiration for many of the pieces in the Permanent Collection.

We have launched the MOBA mobile app developed in conjunction with Toursphere. Visitors to the galleries and fans of MOBA around the world can download the app to their smart devices or desktop to see these short videos.

Scan the QR code on the right to download the app to your smartphone, or go to http://MOBA.toursphere.com on any computer.

Go to the MOBA moible app.

Queen of the Chocolate Chip
Holiday Shopping
Everyone on your gift list will appreciate a copy of Museum of Bad Art: Masterworks by Michael Frank and Louise Reilly Sacco. Find this book, as well as postcards, tshirts, posters, and even mugs at the MOBA giftshop.

Be sure to order a copy for yourself too.

Shop here.

Museum of Bad Art: Masterworks
Guest Interpretation
. . A TREE GROWS IN BOSTON
. . Tom Eiler, 2006
. . 15.5" x 17.5"
. . Acrylic on Canvas
. . Purchased at a Boston thrift shop, April 2011

. . A young man in an urban setting dreams of life in the country.
. . We know he is dreaming of it because the color of his eyes is
. . the same color as the sky in the pastoral image. Sadly, this
. . tree exists only in his head. The harsh demarcation between
. . the rusty urban sky behind his head and the idyllic view of his
. . dreams is a harsh indication that they are worlds apart. In
. . desperation, he stretches forth his hand to touch the tree. But
. . he will never reach it.

Congratulations to Sarahlynn Nichols who composed this interpretation. Ms Nichols has won a copy of the book "Museum Of Bad Art: Masterworks" and is allowed, even encouraged, to use the title Museum Of Bad Art Guest Interpretator in all personal and business situations.

New Interpretator Contest
Can you interpretate this painting? It is:

. . NAMELESS
. . by Nicole
. . 20" x 16", acrylic on canvas
. . Donated by Tom, January, 2010

We regularly turn to Friends of MOBA (FOMOBAs) for help in gaining a deep understanding of works in our collection. Long time FOMOBAs know that the writer of the selected interpretation is appropriately rewarded. That writer will be allowed, even encouraged, to use the title Official Guest Interpretator of the Museum Of Bad Art. This title may be included in resumes, on business cards, and in most official correspondance. In addition, the winning Official Guest Interpretator will receive an autographed copy of Museum of Bad Art: Masterworks by Michael Frank and Louise Reilly Sacco.

Send your title and interpretation, of no more than 100 words (we're serious about that), to: nameless@MuseumOfBadArt.org.

See a larger image here.

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MOBA Depends on You
. . Father Christmas
. . Acrylic on Canvas by Josh Kennedy
. . Donated by the artist.

. . Santa was hung by the chimney, with cares.


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. Museum Of Bad Art
. Administrative Offices
. 73 Parker Road
. Needham MA 02494-2038

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