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Museum of Bad Art, Somerville

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.2/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
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  • This is a solid experience of awful, awful paintings treated with the same respect and dignity given to more conventionally appealing works of art. I am not kidding about the awful paintings. We're ta...  read more »
  • In the basement of the already extremely quirky Somerville theater, this is a cool place to spend 5 minutes before your movie starts. The museum is just a room with very awkward art pieces & terrible ...  read more »
  • If you take it seriously, you are missing the point. Do you like PDQ Bach? If so, this place is for you. Our Danish friends loved it. Haven't gotten our French friends there yet... We go every year or...  read more »
  • June 16, 2015 I saw a movie that I absolutely loved at the Somerville Theatre-I saw "Love and Mercy"- a tribute to musical genius Brian Wilson. As I waited for the movie to begin, I sat downstairs in the Museum of Bad Art. Boy- was that a relief, AFTER THE VERY STRESSFUL DAY I HAD at a nursing home. Long story short, prior to finding the theatre, I'd like to say with full authority that both Love and Mercy were in very short supply. Yet, the purpose of my missive is to review The Museum- not to offer my personal biography. So, it's back to the current exhibit. The theme is a religious one. A particular piece grabbed my attention. Specifically, it's titled "Altar Ego". I found both the painting and the painting's description very interesting. In fact, I sat directly across from it as I waited for the movie to start. Now there was a coincidence-and-then-some- especially coming "on the heels" of the horrid day I had at a local Catholic nursing home. Kudos to both the curator and fans of "bad art" everywhere!
  • I've been to MOBA 4 times, once to Dedham and 3 times to Somerville. I laugh so much at the art and the descriptions I leave with tears in my eyes and my asthma has kicked in. I have brought friends there and they feel the same. Love it!!!
  • Rotating exhibits with comical captions. Admission is free when you buy a ticket to any movie
  • "Museum" is a room in a movie theater basement that can't be accessed without purchasing a movie ticket.
  • Bought the book, visited the museum, amazing.
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