Dedham, Massachusetts: Museum of Bad Art

You once could run your taste buds over these uniquely bad artworks hung outside of a basement men's room. But in Dec. 2012 the men's room was turned into a screening room, and the museum was closed -- although it may reopen somewhere else on the property.

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Museum of Bad Art

Located in the basement of the local movie theatre, the Museum of Bad Art (MOBA) is a much-needed salute to Salvation Army Salvadore Dalis. The only part of this museum that is more genius than its very existence is the descriptions of the painting themselves. Only bummer: They were out of catalogs when I went but I got the Pablo Presley t-shirt and some notecards! It truly is "Art too bad to be ignored."

[Kathleen Kotcher, 11/12/1998]

Museum of Bad Art

Dedham Community Theatre

Directions:
I-95 exit 15A, then north into town. Turn left onto Eastern Ave., then left again onto High St. In the Dedham Community Theatre, outside of its basement men's room.
Hours:
Museum closed in Dec. 2012; may reopen in 2013 somewhere else on the property. (Call to verify)
Phone:
781-444-6757

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