In This Issue:May 14, 2013, Issue # 107

  • Mother Nature Abhors a Vacuum - and All Other Housework
  • MOBACurator channel on YouTube
  • International Recognition
  • New Acquisition
  • Interpretator Contest Winner
  • Support Your Favorite Museum

Mother Nature Abhors a Vacuum - and All Other Housework

MOBA is excited to mount a special exhibit spotlighting works from the collection featuring wildlife, realistic and imaginary, at the New England Wildlife Center (500 Columbian St, South Weymouth, MA 02190). The centerpiece of this collection will be the deer-turtle-coon-adillo. 

Please join us for the opening celebration Tuesday, May 21, 7:00pm. You can visit this exhibit when NEWC is open: from 10am everyday, closing at 4pm, except Saturday 9pm, Sunday 2pm, and Tuesday 7pm. 

Directions to NEWC

International Recognition

The Times of London has recognized the Museum Of Bad Art as one of the 50 Greatest Museums in the world! MOBA is the only Boston museum named.

We have come to expect MOBA to be included in lists such as TravelNerd's Top 10 Weirdest Museums. We are pleased to be featured on this list.

The Times of London honors MOBA

Interpretator Contest Winner

Congratulations to Fritzi Huber of Wilmington, NC, winner of the MOBA Guest Interpretator Contest #12. Her interpretation was informative, educational, and concise.

. . . The Other Room
. . . Nicole
. . . 20" x 16", acrylic on canvas
. . . Donated by Tom,



. . . Blue room, blue sky, blue ensemble: mirth and melancholy
. . . combine while Sister, banished to the corner, teases Kitty from
. . . afar in this ode to Van Gogh's The Bedroom.


Huber, of North Carolina, is already known to MOBA fans as the donor of a long-time MOBA favorite, Pals. She is hereby permitted, indeed encouraged, to use the title Museum of Bad Art Honorary Guest Interpretator.

MOBACurator channel on YouTube

MOBA's Curator-in-Chief, Mike Frank, has developed a series of educational and entertaining videos about pieces in the MOBA collection.

Click on Child With Chick in Hand to find out more about this piece, another similar work in our collection, and the 19th-century French artist who may have inspired these pieces.  

Subscribe to the MOBAcurator channel on YouTube.

New Acquisition

. . Eyes on the Fly
. . Cronin & Ng, 1999 
. . 12" x 16", oil on art-board
. . Purchased at a used bookstore in Hood River, OR
. . and donated by Judson MacLaury, April, 2013

. . Two or more artists contributed to this work in which we are 
. . reminded, when walking the desert at night, to remain focused.

This work is included in the MOBA exhibit opening May 21 at the New England Wildlife Center.

Support Your Favorite Museum

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