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 exceptional 20th and 21st century artists who have died without recognition of the full measure of their talents or creative legacies. Spanning the gamut of artistic genres, POBA was founded to showcase, promote and preserve their creative legacies. But POBA also does more:  Through online resources and real-world services, POBA assists individuals and institutions that own or manage a creative legacy or arts collection to preserve, protect, document, digitize, complete and in many other ways ensure these collections live on.  POBA also assists working artists in managing their own works for future preservation, viewing, and value.  POBA’s mission is simple: To keep creative works alive, and through them to inspire, provoke, intrigue, entertain, and enliven us.

POBA is Where The Arts Live!

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  • February 16, 2017 Straight From The Headlines | The Disaster Blankets of Lilian Tyrrell

    Lilian Tyrrell (1944 – 2007) witnessed a fire that changed her life, leading her to become a prolific and thought-provoking fiber artist.

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  • February 8, 2017 New Found Images | The Way They Were

    New found images show no one captured the celebrities and ordinary people of the 1970-80s more intimately and vividly than Gene Spatz.

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  • February 1, 2017 Black History Month | Of History & Hearts

    Of the many ways to look at the history of African-Americans, POBA is proud to celebrate and feature their contributions to the arts.

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