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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Artist Lost to AIDS

See Art Lives, celebrating great artists lost to AIDS. Add to it by nominating an artist for Art Lives.

POBA Concierge

Need help with a creative legacy or art collection? POBA makes it easy.

  • June 28, 2016 Embrace of Peace

    George Tooker (1920-2011), a Vermont artist of great depth and contrast, is revealed as one of our greatest, most ambiguous modern painters.

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  • June 23, 2016 Broad & High Features POBA

    Broad & High, a program of Ohio station WOSU, features a moving segment on POBA's work to keep legacies of Ohio's artists alive and widely enjoyed.

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  • June 21, 2016 What’s It Worth?

    See POBA's post on Legacy.com about how to determine if a work of art or collectible has more value than you will spend to find out.

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