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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To display a creative legacy, manage a collection or buy art smart.

  • November 16, 2016 Start Here for Art Services

    The Clarion List launches its partnership with POBA with a gift for our friends: a brief guide to art services for art collectors and legacy managers

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  • November 2, 2016 Art On Your Own Terms

    Most of us understand “art” to be what experts tell us is “art” - but POBA encourages us to see art for ourselves and on our own terms.

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  • September 13, 2016 Wild Wonders | Vanishing Florida of AE Backus

    POBA displays Albert E. "Beanie" Backus (1906–1990), renowned Florida landscape artist, and a man whose art and life were American originals.

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