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Just in Time for Christmas!

Yay! A mailing from the Museum of Bad Art!

The theme of this year’s 16-month calendar is “DOPPLEHANGERS – An examination of paintings from the MOBA Collection that, accidentally or by design, resemble famous people.” MOBA merch including calendar here.

It’s one of my two regrets about leaving the States that I never visited the Museum of Bad Art in person, though I worked nearby. (The other is not spending the night at the Lizzie Borden B&B).

They totally redesigned their website, I see. Most of these paintings are unfamiliar and my favorites aren’t there.

You can see most of the collection online. Many’s the evening I got a snootful of joy juice and had a cruel snicker at some other poor artist’s expense. My secret nightmare is finding something of mine has made the grade (I left a lot of old, unfinished art at the curb when I left).


Comment from Pupster
Time: November 30, 2020, 11:49 pm

Oh wow, those collections are great.

Comment from OldFert
Time: December 1, 2020, 2:37 am

Just ordered two calendars — one for Fertette and one for Fertette-in-law, both artistes.

Stoaty, you should get a commission.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: December 1, 2020, 3:52 pm

I just ran across this twitter account, based in GB & Wales, detailing the recovery of churches –small, medieval churches — that have been abandoned as parishioners went to new structures. I like the church in this photo because it reminds me of St. Luke’s in Smithfield, VA.


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: December 1, 2020, 4:56 pm

There is a Mexican restaurant in College Station that decorated its main dining room in painted portraits—presumably bought from second-hand stores. Some of the paintings are professional—and beautiful—and it makes me sad that they ended up decorating a restaurant. But the others make me sad because they are so bad. Painted in earnest you understand, but oh.my.heart.

I usually ask to eat in the smaller dining room—the one that is decorated with hundreds of car hub caps suspended from the ceiling, which make me slightly nervous, but not sad.

Comment from Jon
Time: December 1, 2020, 5:43 pm

I’ve been there, it’s a quick visit. I’m afraid that being in the basement level of a movie theater, it may not be around for much longer in the age of WuFlu.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 1, 2020, 5:49 pm

Last I heard the physical location was closed, Jon.

Also, phun phact: I think I left my birth certificate at Lizzie Borden’s house.

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