Museum of Bad Art - Doppelhangers at the Somerville Theatre
A Tour of One of My Favorite Museums: The Museum of Bad ArtThe 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
Mary Todd Lincoln
Mini Marilyn En Pointe
Yellow and Blue Prince
Inauguration Day 1961
President Kennedy Eating Ice Cream
Man in the Mirror
President Obama [and his Black President Predecessors]