We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Worth the trip”
Review of Museum of Bad Art - CLOSED

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
Museum of Bad Art
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: A collection of some bad and weird art from talented and not-so-talented artists whose works have gone terribly awry.
Danville, California
Level Contributor
231 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“Worth the trip”
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 stores, or pulled from the trash. Each is carefully labeled and if known, its purveyance is posted. It is a place where you look at the art and say, "I could have done that!" and have it be true. Perhaps not worth a long trip, it is definitely worth a stop if you are on 128 through Dedham.

Visited July 2011
Helpful?
Thank uskuhlmans
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

12 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    2
    2
    4
    3
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Dedham, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Entertaining way to kill 10 minutes, without spending money”
Reviewed August 25, 2010

Do not travel to Dedham to see this. However, if you're already in Dedham Square, pop in. It's not a museum; it's the basement of the movie theater. The paintings are flea market finds of amateur painters ... with fairly amusing descriptions provided by the MoBA tacked next to the paintings. To call this an "attraction," however, is deceptive.

Helpful?
3 Thank PLaurino
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Central PA
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Don't waste your time!”
Reviewed February 28, 2007

A few years back my girlfriend and I planned our trip to the city of Boston. One of the "points of interest" from the surrounding area that we found on the net was the Museum of Bad Art. We thought it looked interesting and different from the website. Boy were we decieved! Not only was the place impossible to find but once we got there we were greatly disappointed. There were only about 12 items. You can see the same amount of bad art at any cheap flea market. The majority of the works of art looked like anything your child would bring home from an elementary school art class. We were expecting works done by people who considered themselves serious artists but just couldn't get it right. Save the time and money and go to your local schools art show. You will see the same thing.

Helpful?
2 Thank Bigfish-a-go-go
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Museum of Bad Art also viewed

 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing