Are you tired of spending a small fortune going to fancy museums in New York and Europe, (you know, pre-pandemic) looking at paintings and sculptures that you’ve been told and led to believe are incredible works of art, created by some of the most brilliant humans to ever step foot on planet Earth, but for some reason you just don’t understand what all the fuss is about?
Well, pop open a can of light beer or pour yourself a glass of cheap wine, enjoy a chartulary board of your finest cold cuts and spray cheese, and enjoy yourself some really crappy paintings that are featured in “The Museum of Bad Art.” MOBA, in other words.
Here’s the best thing about it: The Museum of Bad Art is online. You can enjoy all of these colorful disasters on your computer or phone. Oh, and if you love the experience of driving to a musuem, paying for parking and admission, and then walking around in the midst of more refined art lovers who make you feel stupid, there are three brick-and-mortar galleries located in and around Boston.
Here’s the description of it which is on the web site that essentially tells you all you need to know.
“The pieces in the MOBA collection range from the work of talented artists that have gone awry to works of exuberant, although crude, execution by artists barely in control of the brush. What they all have in common is a special quality that sets them apart in one way or another from the merely incompetent.”
Get it? These are real artists, who had a bad day or week.
Oh, and it’s not even new! It’s been around since 1994, and for 27 years now it’s been dedicated to bad art.
It’s the world’s only museum “dedicated to collection, preservation, exhibition, and celebration of bad art in all its forms.”