listening lab 0120

 

Step 1: Read the questions below.

質問を読んでください。

 

1.  What does MOBA stand for? 

 

2.  What is one of the curator's criteria for choosing works for the museum?

 

3.  How many galleries are there and where are they located?  

 

4.   How many pieces of art can be shown at once?

5.  What did The Times of London say about MOBA? 

  

Step 2:  Listen to the audio and try to answer the questions.
オーディオを聞いて、 質問に答えて見て下さい。
 
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Step 3:  Listen again while you read the article.

記事を読みながら、もう一度聞いてみてください。
   

 

MOBA
 
     If you love art, you are surely familiar with many of the world's most celebrated artists, such as da Vinci, Monet, and Picasso.  You may have even visited great museums like the Louvre in Paris or New York's MoMA.  But I'll bet few of you know about a unique gallery in the Boston area called MOBA.  MOBA stands for the Museum of Bad Art.  Established in 1994, it is a privately owned museum whose stated aim is "to celebrate the labor of artists whose work would be displayed and appreciated in no other forum."  But that doesn't mean just any bad piece will be accepted.  When choosing which works to include, the museum curator has two criteria -- the work must not be boring and the artist's intent must be sincere.  Each painting or sculpture is presented with a descriptive narrative which includes the name of the artist, the medium used, the size of the piece, a description of how the piece was acquired, and an analysis of the work's possible intention or symbolism. MOBA maintains a website as well as three galleries, all in the Boston, MA, area.  MOBA's collection is made up of about 600 pieces, but due to limited exhibition space, only about 50 to 70 are shown at a time.  MOBA has received quite a bit of media attention, and The Times of London has recognized MOBA as one of the 50 greatest museums in the world.  MOBA has even inspired an event halfway around the world called MOPBA (the Museum of Particularly Bad Art) held annually in Melbourne, Australia.
 
 

Step 4:  Check your answers.

答えをチェックしてください。

 

1.  What does MOBA stand for? 

It stands for the Museum of Bad Art.

 

2.  What is one of the curator's criteria for choosing works for the museum?

One (of the criteria) is that the work must not be boring.

or  One (of the criteria) is that the artist's intent must be sincere.

 

3.  How many galleries are there and where are they located?

There are three galleries, and they are in the Boston area.   

 

4.   How many pieces of art can be shown at once?

Only 50 to 70 pieces of art can be shown at once.

5.  What did The Times of London say about MOBA? 

The Times of London said that it is one of the 50 greatest museums in the world.

 

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