BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Museum Of Bad Art is all moved in to its new home. The longtime Somerville-based museum is now located inside the Dorchester Brewing Company Tap Room, and will hold a Grand Opening party on September 6th.
Executive Director Louise Reilly Sacco calls the museum the "world's leading museum of bad art — maybe the only one." MOBA is dedicated to exhibiting artwork "too bad to be ignored," with collection categories like "Poor Traits," which are strange and badly drawn portraits, and "Aye Aye Aye," a group of eye and eye-themed paintings.
Sacco spoke to WBZ NewsRadio ahead of the opening. She said the museum has been on the road since 2020, when it left the basement of the Somerville Theater and "hit a wall in terms of trying to find space." It had been in the basement of the theater for more than a decade.
Cue the Dorchester Brewing Company's event space. Sacco said the company was "looking for a way to make it distinctive and interesting, and thought the Museum Of Bad Art would do that."
She said the partnership with the company would be mutually beneficial, bringing in foot traffic for Dorchester Brewing and giving the museum a permanent home.
The museum itself is free. Sacco says the museum completed its move into the new event space two days ago.