Museum of Bad Art, Somerville

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  • The descriptions boy the curators are unbelievably hysterical. The art as well. As a painter, I cringe at the thought that my own work could be exhibited here.  more »
  • The museum of bad art, aka...THE MUSEUM OF BAD SMELLS. We heard that this was an attraction to see in Boston and decided to check it out. We came to find out it's in the basement of an old movie theat...  more »
  • This is my favorite museum in the whole world! I'm not often a fan of art museums because they can get repetitive (how many Italian Renaissance paintings can you really look at before falling on the f...  more »
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  • Only go as a side trip for a movie, otherwise a total waste of time. I tried to force myself to laugh to justify the admission price.
  • The curators of the Museum of Bad Art find the most concise and least generous way to describe each painting, and the result is a scream. It's a must-visit for me every time I'm in Somerville.
  • The MoBA is always a fun treat before or after a movie. They do rotate the exhibits so it's great for repeat trips!
  • It's a funny place. Nothing huge but a good stop in after an early event or movie at the theater.
  • 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!
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