Museum of Bad Art - Doppelhangers at the Somerville Theatre

doppelhangers exhibit at the museum of bad art

A Tour of One of My Favorite Museums: The Museum of Bad Art

The Museums of Bad Art is a famous institution in  Greater Boston. It features some of the best in really horrible art work in the nation. 

This "museum" is absolutely hilarious. Once housed in the basement of the Dedham Community Theatre, which is how I learned of it (from my Aunt Betty, who frequented that art-house cinema often), it is now housed in the basement of the Somerville Theatre. I was there to see the Slutcracker, but took some time after the show to view the latest exhibit at the MOBA, "DOPPELHANGERS: Selected works from the MOBA POOR-TRAITS collection that resemble, intentionally or not, famous people."

The best part of the bad art at the MOBA are the descriptions, which so perfectly parody the heady, exultant tones of any given Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) description, it just fills you with delight at the wit available in the world. 

Sunday on the Pot With George 

Sunday on the Pot With George MOBA

Sunday on the Pot With George MOBA art notes 


Mary Todd Lincoln

Mary Todd Lincoln MOBA

Mary Todd Lincoln MOBA notes 


Mini Marilyn En Pointe

 MIni Marilyn on Pointe MOBA 

MIni Marilyn on Pointe MOBA notes 


Yellow and Blue Prince

  Yellow and Blue Prince MOBA 

Yellow and Blue Prince MOBA notes


Inauguration Day 1961

 INauguration Day 1961 MOBA

INauguration Day 1961 MOBA


Jazz Hands

Jazz Hands MOBA

Jazz Hands MOBA notes  


Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford at hte Museum of Bad Art

Joan Crawford at hte Museum of Bad Art Andre the giant hybrid - art notes 


President Kennedy Eating Ice Cream

  President Kennedy Eating Ice Cream MOBA 

President Kennedy Eating Ice Cream MOBA notes


Man in the Mirror

Man in the Mirror Museum of Bad Art 


President Obama [and his Black President Predecessors]

President Obama and His Black President Predecessors MOBA 


President Clinton

President Clinton portrait at the Museum of Bad Art 


Pablo Presley

Pablo Presley at the Museum of Bad Art

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