MOBA's public gallery is in the basement of the Somerville Theater  Davis Square, Somerville, MA.  Of over 700 pieces in the permanent collection, 20 to 25 are exhibited. Each piece is accompanied by a written interpretation, helping the public grasp many of the complexities inherent in the works.

HOURS:  MOBA is open when films are running in the movie theater. Check times here

ADMISSION:  Admission is free with a movie ticket or with a free pass from us. Request here.

We are always grateful to the Somerville Theatre for providing this space.  The theater was opened in 1912 as a vaudeville theater. It now shows a mix of mainstream and art films as well as occasional film festivals and live entertainment. There is usually no MOBA staff on premises, but our friends at the Somerville Theatre are available to try to answer your questions. Check their website for movie listings and film times.


DEDHAM – MOBA’s first gallery was in the basement of Dedham Community Theater. We have been out of there for at over 10 years.

BROOKLINE – We were suddenly and unexpectedly evicted from the walls of the Brookline access television station.

SOUTH WEYMOUTH  -- We are no longer in the lobby of the New England Wildlife Center