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“A fun few minutes”
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Owner description: A collection of some bad and weird art from talented and not-so-talented artists whose works have gone terribly awry.
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
196 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“A fun few minutes”
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 the explanatory notes for each piece. Truly hysterical.
This isn't worth going far out of your way for, but it is worth a 10 or 15 minutes detour.
It is in Dedham Square, which is a quaint little shopping area.

Visited March 2012
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English first
Norwood, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good for a chuckle with a date while waiting for your movie to start.”
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 of your way.

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Miami, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Have to give it a try”
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.

Visited November 2011
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Danville, California
Level 6 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
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Dedham, Massachusetts
Level 4 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.

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