Celebrating the Artist’s Terrifying Vision: New ‘Bad Art’ Gallery is Coming to Boston – Boston News, Weather, Sports


DORCHESTER, MASS. (WHDH) – This is the art that makes your kid’s drawing on the fridge look like a Picasso.

The Museum of Bad Art, dedicated to celebrating bad art in all its forms according to its website, is back and has a new home in Boston, moving from Somerville to the Dorchester Brewing Company Tap Room on Mass. Ave.

“They decided we could use their event room as a gallery and once we started hanging art, we ended up hanging it all over the gallery, all over the brewery, not just in this event room,” said Louise Reilly Sacco, executive. director of the museum.

Sacco said that even if it doesn’t make the prettiest picture, bad art should always have artistry and soul behind it.

“We’re looking for an artist who is trying to communicate something, but something went wrong,” Sacco said. “Either they couldn’t handle what they were trying or they didn’t have the skills to do it.”

The museum finds its art in flea markets, garage sales and thrift stores, with some pieces coming directly to them “quite often”.

The art is also not for sale, although Sacco said if a four-figure offer arises the museum may consider it.

The opening night is scheduled for September 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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