Since 1994, the Museum of Bad Art has been dedicated to bad art. It is only through the efforts of the worldwide Friends of MOBA that we have been able to carry out our mission: to bring the worst of art to the widest of audiences. MOBA maintains this website as well as a bricks-and-mortar gallery in Boston, MA. Directions and maps can be found here. Through traveling exhibits, special events, and changing exhibits, we share the best bad art ever assembled in one, two or three museums. Our collection numbers almost 900 pieces, but due to limited exhibition space, we show 50 to 70 at a time. Each piece is presented with the kind of descriptive narrative you will find with the art here.
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The Museum Of Bad Art is a unique institution occupying a niche previously ignored in the international community of art collection, preservation, and interpretation. MOBA is a small museum that celebrates the labor of artists whose work would be displayed and appreciated in no other forum.
MOBA maintains a real-life gallery in Boston at 1250 Massachusetts Ave in the Dorchester Brewing Co.. Our worldwide audience more often encounters MOBA on Facebook, YouTube, and through our newsletter.
Through traveling MOBA shows, special events, and changing exhibits, we share the best bad art ever assembled in any one, two or three museums.