What is POBA?

POBA is the first-ever “virtual cultural arts center” to celebrate the enduring and transformative power of creativity by featuring works of deceased 20th and 21st century artists that span the full gamut of artistic expression. POBA was founded to showcase, promote and preserve the creative work of exceptional artists who have died without recognition of the full measure of their talents or creative legacies. Our name derives from the Hindi word phowa – describing the transformation of consciousness at death. POBA’s mission is simple: POBA aims to keep their creative works alive, and through them to inspire, provoke, intrigue, entertain, and enliven us.

POBA is Where The Arts Live!

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  • April 24, 2015 Spoken: POBA’s Poetry Circle Opens

    Master of the spoken word, Kim Rosen reads "April Once I Lived" from the moving collection of paired poems and drawings of Leslie Gillette Jackson.

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  • April 13, 2015 Drawn by Light

    David Prifti, a modern master of a 19th and 21st century photo techniques, gives POBA timeless images that put his subjects in a new light.

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  • March 17, 2015 Know Your Value

    POBA's newest partner makes it possible for you to know the value of your creative legacy - financially, historically, artistically and personally.

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