Artistic Critique at Museum of Bad Art - Atlas Obscura

Somerville, Massachusetts

Artistic Critique at Museum of Bad Art

Is your bad art museum-worthy?

This Obscura Day, the curatorial staff of the Museum Of Bad Art invites you to bring your treasured art in for an informal evaluation.

Whether your art came from thrift stores, yard sales, your great-uncle’s attic, or your own studio, you might wonder if it actually belongs in the Museum Of Bad Art. MOBA Curator Michael Frank will let you know if your piece meets his exacting criteria. You may, if you choose, donate qualifying works to the Museum Of Bad Art.

Join us in the gallery, located in the basement of the Somerville Theatre, with your art or just to join the party. We’ll have short talks about MOBA and some of the works on display.


  • Space is limited, so RSVP is required.
  • To RSVP, email with your name and the number of people in your party.


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