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Museum Of Bad Art Is a Masterpiece of Questionable Taste

Art so bad that it's good enough for this Boston tourist attraction.

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The MoMA, Louvre and Smithsonian are renowned around the world among art patrons. The halls of MOBA are… less frequently traveled.

Visitors won’t find art masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa on the walls of this museum in Massachusetts—but they will find the ‘Mana Lisa’. That’s because MOBA, or the Museum Of Bad Art, is dedicated to, you guessed it, bad art.

With over 700 pieces in its collection, the MOBA is the “only museum dedicated to bringing the worst of art to the widest of audiences.”

Founded in 1993, the museum is a community-based, non-profit institution that has received attention from the likes of  NPR and the New York Times.

The name doesn’t mean the pieces go through much less scrutiny than higher brow art. Submissions sent it to the museum are reviewed by curators and must be original works of art, and pieces that would never hang in a museum.

Unfortunately, the museum will not accept children’s art submissions.

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Dog Bites Man- Vlademar Cher (Used with permission of Museum Of Bad Art)
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Blue God- Anonymous (Used with permission of Museum Of Bad Art)
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Woman Riding Crustacean- Anonymous (Used with permission of Museum Of Bad Art)
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Eileen’s Uncle Phil- Anonymous (Used with permission of Museum Of Bad Art)
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Ronan the Pug -Erin Rothgeb (Used with permission of Museum Of Bad Art)
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Mana Lisa – Anonymous (Used with permission of Museum Of Bad Art)
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Baby Dolls- Dee Landerman (Used with permission of Museum Of Bad Art)
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Sad Baby- Anonymous (Used with permission of Museum Of Bad Art)
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Dog- Unknown (Used with permission of Museum Of Bad Art)
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Gilded Nude- Anonymous (Used with permission of Museum Of Bad Art)
Hollywood Lips- Anonymous (Used with permission of Museum Of Bad Art)
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He Was a Friend of Mine- Jack Owen (Used with permission of Museum Of Bad Art)