DORCHESTER BREWING IS THE PROUD HOME TO THE MUSEUM OF BAD ART!
Art too bad to be ignored
MOBA is the world’s only museum dedicated to the collection, exhibition, and celebration of bad art in all its forms. Their growing collection awaits your discerning eye – both online and in-person in the Dorchester Brewing taproom!
The in-person gallery is open during taproom hours:
Sunday & Monday: 11:30am – 9pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 11:30am – 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:30am – 11pm
There is no admission or charge for MOBA – but feel free to order some in-house made Dorchester beer, hard seltzer, cider, and wine, and order food from our on-site food partner, M&M BBQ.
The Museum of Bad Art is a community-based, not-for-profit institution dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms and glory. MOBA was founded in the fall of 1993 and presented its first show in March of 1994. The response was overwhelming. Since then, MOBA’s collection and ambitions have grown exponentially.
Initially, MOBA was housed in the basement of a private home in Boston. This meager exhibition space limited the museum to be a regional cultural resource for the New England area.
As the only museum dedicated to bringing the best bad art to the widest audiences, they felt morally compelled to explore new, creative ways of bringing this priceless collection of quality bad art to a global audience.
MOBA was an instant media success. In the early days, MOBA was celebrated in articles in The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Wired, the London Times, and many more publications around the world. Recently, attention from NPR, Smithsonian.org, Harvard Magazine and dozens of small and large media outlets continues to grow their audience.