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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  • July 26, 2016 Haiku Artistry on POBA

    POBA now features 35 works of Bill Higginson, an acknowledged American master of Haiku, a demanding and exquisite form of poetry.

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  • July 15, 2016 POBA Launches Videocasts for Working Artists

    POBA publishes its engaging, lively expert presentations for working artists, "Preserving Your Art," from the NJ Council on the Arts 2016 Roundtable.

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  • July 8, 2016 Pierce The Spirit

    Renowned folk artist and wood carver, Elijah Pierce (1892-1984) was discovered in the twilight of his life, and now his star shines on POBA.

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