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Museum of Bad Art - CLOSED

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This is in side of the Dedham theater it is actually on the way to bathroom it is just a room full... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2014
Foxborough, Massachusetts
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I don't know what Bigfish a go-go expected, but bad art is bad art. Did he expect to find some of... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2012
Charlemont, Massachusetts
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Dec 13, 2014
Nov 25, 2013
“amusing but sometimes a bit smelly”
A collection of some bad and weird art from talented and not-so-talented artists whose works have gone terribly awry.
580 High St, Dedham Community Theatre, Dedham, MA 02026-1845
+1 617-325-8224
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Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

This is in side of the Dedham theater it is actually on the way to bathroom it is just a room full of awful arts. The one was called Mana Lisa It was just a nightmare. One of my friend told me a funny story...More

Thank Juripanda
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Most important is the fact that this museum is now either defunct or no longer in this location. The "art" that hung on the basement walls outside the men's room is gone, and has been replaced by other art that looks a bit more respectable....More

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank DavidBenz
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Museum of Bad Art used to be in the basement of the Dedham Community Theater and was always great, but it's no longer there. Gone. The theater itself is still there and shows mainly independent movies on 2 screens.

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank 851Steve
Reviewed March 5, 2013

you have nothing to lose. The museum of Bad Art is a free "museum". Really it's an unfinished room in the basement of a community theatre, and bad art hangs on the wall. Clever and humorous descriptions accompany each work of art. Fun side trip...More

Date of experience: November 2012
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

I don't know what Bigfish a go-go expected, but bad art is bad art. Did he expect to find some of da Vinci's cast offs? As for the price, how can you waste your money on something that is free?? I have stopped in there...More

Date of experience: December 2011
1  Thank Mad-Jack-189
Reviewed June 2, 2012

The Museum of Bad Art is free. It is a good place to visit if you are in the area anyway. Otherwise it is not worth the trip. The Dedham Theater that hosts the museum is very nice.

Thank adamhiker
Reviewed March 19, 2012

In the downstairs of a movie house - on the way to the men's bathroom - is a one room exhibit of truly terrible art. It's the kind that makes you wonder what in the world the artist was thinking. The best part, though, are...More

Date of experience: March 2012
Thank RivaK
Reviewed January 4, 2012

Lovely movie house above in lovely Dedham Center. Not really a destination but more of a hallway with some found bad art. It would be fun for a young couple to stroll through if they happened to be there but no reason to go out...More

Thank N Z
Reviewed November 22, 2011

This sits in the basement of a movie theater - in a room that leads to the mens room. There are normally around 20 exhibits, rather eclectic mix of paintings.

Date of experience: November 2011
Thank digithead001
Reviewed October 22, 2011

We had gone to the theatre a few years before and stumbled on the "museum" in the basement. This summer we once again took advantage of the opportunity to see a movie and revisit the collection. The items have been either donated, bought at second-hand...More

Date of experience: July 2011
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