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.