WATCH| The Museum of Bad Art in Somerville, MA is exactly what you think it is. What you don't know, is that this museum is in fact extremely carefully curated. We stopped by one of their three Massachusetts locations to find out how one does get displayed in the MOBA and the unique stories behind every piece of "bad" art.
The Museum Of Bad Art (MOBA) is a community-based, private institution dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms. It was founded in 1993 in the basement of a private home in Boston but quickly grew to be an attraction for both community members, visitors and even tourists. We visited the largest of their three museums which is located in the basement of the Somerville Theater -- a movie theater ticket gives you free admission to the world of bad art.
MOBA receives approximately 8-10 submissions a month from all over the world, but only 1-2 of those usually make it into the exhibit. What does it take to make it? Every piece of art in the MOBA tells a story -- from the artist who created it, to the reason it took a turn for the worst, each painting is sincere (or should we say sincerely bad?) and the tongue-in-cheek interpretations of the art will leave you in stitches.
Whether you succeed at getting your piece of art displayed in the MOBA or discover your "bad" art is actually too good to be displayed, the MOBA has something for everyone.
WATCH| This is the story behind the painting 'Dog' which is a fan favorite at MOBA.
WATCH| And if you're in Somerville checking out the MOBA, make sure you also visit the Boston Burger Company (right across the street) and get yourself a #FREAKFRAPPE!