Museum of Bad Art: Boston
You've been to the Louvre, you've seen the British Museum and you've dropped by the Galleria degli Uffizi. But now you're looking for a change. After all, who wouldn't get tired of seeing the greatest creative achievements in the history of humankind?
If you're an art lover searching for a different, more ironic kind of "masterpiece," look no further than the Museum of Bad Art, or MOBA, in Boston.
No, you won't find any works by da Vinci, Monet, Picasso, Cézanne or other masters. What you'll find instead are portraits, landscapes, sculptures and abstractions by lesser-known artists, many of whom had the good sense not to add their names to their works.
Instead of Klimpt's "The Kiss," you'll see "The Itch," by Anonymous. And who needs any of Holbein's Henry VIII portraits on the throne when you can see "Sunday on the Pot with George," an intimate portrayal on a shirtless man on a toilet? Mona Lisa may draw a crowd, but you can be sure then when you see "Mana Lisa," you'll be the only one in the room.
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