The Museum of Bad Art (MOBA) is the world’s only museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition, and celebration of bad art in all its forms.
While every city in the world has at least one museum dedicated to the best of art, MOBA is the only museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting the worst.
The curators aren’t interested in deliberately bad art; to be included in MOBA’s collection, works must be original and have serious intent. MOBA holds rigorous standards as to what they will accept. According to co-founder Marie Jackson, “Nine out of ten pieces don’t get in because they’re not bad enough. What an artist considers to be bad doesn’t always meet our low standards.”
The collection is a tribute to the sincerity of the artists who persevered with their art despite something going horribly wrong in the process. “We are here to celebrate an artist’s right to fail, gloriously.”