Museum of Bad Art reopens inside Boston’s Dorchester Brewing Company

All art is subjective, unless, of course, it’s really, really bad. Take for example a deformed Labrador posing in front of an American flag. Or a woman ingesting – or perhaps expelling – pieces of a Rubik’s Cube. But terrible art is also wonderful, a truth that Bad Art Museum embrace for almost 30 years.

The recently relocated and reopened museum toasts all things creatively ungodly – ​​quirky, inane paintings and drawings that make you laugh, cry or just stare in bewilderment. He made his debut at Dorchester Brewing Company this week, replenishing a collection homeless for more than two years due to the pandemic.

“Dorchester Brewing offered everything we were looking for,” says co-founder and executive director Louise Reilly Sacco, citing its large wall space, long hours, friendly staff and $0 rent, which means the team can offer admission to the museum for free. charge.

The museum began in 1993, committed from the start to celebrating the bad, the worst and the really ugly. The inspiration came when Sacco’s brother, Jerry Reilly, proudly displayed a photo he had rescued from antique dealer-friend Scott Wilson’s junk pile (he just wanted the frame) and hung it on the above his fireplace, saying “this is so bad, this is good.” The piece in question is “Lucy in the Field of Flowers,” which depicts a confused-looking older woman jumping awkwardly into a field of flowers.

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