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Museum of Bad Art, USA

From series “Strange, Weird and Unusual Museums Amusing its Visitors”
Year: 1993.

Travelers who are interested in contemporary art can visit the original art museum located in the American city of Dedem. In the Museum of Poor Art, the collection of unique works is presented, each of which can at least be described as strange. The first branch of the museum in Dedem was opened in 1993, when its founder, the antiques dealer Skott Wilson, had the rather large collection of paintings.

Museum of Bad Art, USA He bought the pictures on the usual flea markets. The museum founder chose the most curious and often strange pictures he has ever seen. Later, the museum collection became larger, so it was decided to open a branch of the museum in Sommerville. A few years ago the third branch of the museum was opened in Brookline. Today, the Museum of Poor Art is a true landmark of the world, whose collection has inspired millions of painters worldwide.

The paintings presented in the museum, which were once found in the flea markets, aroused the attention of the art collectors. In 1996 the image 'Aileen' was stolen from the museum, and in 2004 the self-portrait of Rebecca Harris was stolen. The first picture was not found, and the second picture the thief personally returned to the museum. Thousands of painters worldwide dream of seeing their own works in the museum of Skott Wilson. It is not so easy to gain a place in the collection of the well-known art dealer. The picture has to be 'so bad, that you simply could not ignore it'. Next - Museum of Snowflakes


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Police station: 'Dedham Bureau of Criminal' in 0.08 km
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Railway station: 'Endicott' in 2.02 km

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Fairfield Inn Boston Dedham

Located in 2 km from Museum of Bad Art
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Hampton Inn Boston-Norwood

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Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Needham

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Sheraton Needham Hotel

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Top destination around Museum of Bad Art - Cambridge

Among the interesting historical sights of Cambridge is the Cambridge City Church of Christ, which was built in 1761. In the late 18th century, the church building was converted into soldiers' barracks. During this period the church lost its organ, the pipes of which were melted into bullets. The church restored its religious significance in 1775. It held the first Christmas Mass in many years.
The most interesting place for walks is the Old Harvard Court. Many interesting historical buildings have been preserved. At present, there are student hostels here. Tourists will be interested to see the Memorial Church located here, which was built in 1931. Not far from it is the Center for Visual Arts.

Fans of art are very popular with the Fogg Art Museum. It houses a rich collection of paintings brought from various countries of Europe. The age of some works of art is more than 500 years. No less interesting than the works of art themselves, is the building of the museum. It has a fabulously beautiful inner courtyard, built in the style of past centuries. This museum often hosts interesting cultural events and exhibitions of contemporary art.
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