Where To Find The Worst Art In New York City

Art is definitely a matter of personal choice, while one person considers a painting attractive there are plenty of other who would disagree. The same goes for any piece of art no matter what it is.

Art is collected by people all over the world for their own enjoyment. Similarly, it is collected by museums and displayed for the enjoyment of the public.

There are a great many museums all displaying thousands and thousands of art objects. Some of the most famous of museums are spread out all over the world.

Just to name a few there is the Smithsonian in Washington, Le Louvre in Paris, The Acropolis in Athens, The British Museum in London, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City.

Every day thousands of people visit these museums and admire art of every type. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York city is no exception and houses some of the best art in the world.

While New York boasts some of the best art in the world, it is also home to some of the worst. The Museum Of Bad Art (MOBA) is located in NYC and is home to some of the worst art you can find.

Since 1994 the MOBA has been dedicated to displaying bad art of all types. And they are dedicated to bringing the worst art to as many people as possible.

Due to limited space the museum displays 50 to 70 pieces of art at a time, but their collection numbers around 600. Each piece of art is presented with a description as well as a narrative.

The museum is privately owned and shows the art otherwise rejected by other museums. What makes bad art is all in the eyes of the beholder.

The curator of the MOBA says he doesn’t know what constitutes “bad art” but knows it when he sees it. Take for instance one painting looked as if it was created by a cat who had stepped in blue paint.

But actually the artist created it while listening to the piano music of Schoenberg. It is suggested that every three months this painting is revolved by 90 degrees.

Another piece of “bad art” simply defies the laws of physics. The painting, a bunch of pink carnations defy the laws of gravity as the flowers stand independently of their vase.

To be considered for display at the MOBA, works must be original and contain serious flaws without being boring. The MOBA has been featured in international newspapers and magazines for displaying “The Best Of Bad Art.”