About the Museum:
In 1919 Bagasse Mumblestoats, fresh from his WWI tour in France with the famed Lafayette Espadrilles, returned to his home town of Redbone with a burning desire. It was eventually cured with liberal doses of salvarsan and mercury, which allowed the young Bagasse to wed his childhood sweetheart, Gematria Pulverington-Wheatwhistle, heiress to the fabled Wheatwhistle tinsel-mining fortune. Gematria shared her husband's vision of a museum in Redbone that would attract worldwide attention and "really put the place on the map," as she so often put it.
Bagasse had liberated many paintings from French restaurants, bars and bordellos, and this became the foundation for the Mumblestoats collection. As all collections profit from a common theme, the Mumblestoats decided to specialize in the art of the Depressionist school, which most other museums rejected as being too miserable, dejected and hopeless to warrant space on a wall.
Depressionism, according to the landmark Johnson & Jansen Big Book o' Art Stuff, is not limited to a single place or time. Instead it reflects the low point of an otherwise highly regarded artist's career. Picasso's "Blue Period" is a perfect example of this creative state of mind. Mrs. Mumblestoats describes it perfectly when she says "that boy was lower than an ant's bellybutton."
The complete catalogue raisonné of the Bagasse & Gematria Mumblestoats' Museum of Depressionist Art is now available online, with commentary graciously supplied by Gematria Mubblestoats and the museum's curator emeritus, Mr. Harvey Skopskie Bassoon. Also available for online visitors is the independently administered sculpture wing of the Museum, the Gladys Dwindlebimmers Ralston Gallery of the Unidentifiable. Please visit the Gallery after you have toured the paintings of the Museum. For further immersion in artsy fartsiness, please visit our good friends at the Museum of Bad Art (art too bad to be ignored!
THE ENTIRE COLLECTION