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MASS MoCA

1040 Mass MoCa Way, North Adams, MA 01247
413 662 2111
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Housed on a restored 19th century factory campus, MASS MoCA is the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the country. Open... more » Owner description: Housed on a restored 19th century factory campus, MASS MoCA is the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the country. Open year round with full schedule of live events, changing exhibitions and Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing Retrospective. « less
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North Adams, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great experience. Old mill buildings, transformed into a cool space for contemporary art, inside and out. A must see in the Berkshires.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

A converted industrial building filled with modern art. We all enjoyed the exhibits, and the space. The cafe is great too -- had a salad, limeade and cookie and all were very tasty.

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boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

A great museum without the stuffiness of a "fine arts" type museum. A great complex of old mill buildings, be sure to walk around outdoors for great industrial photo ops. Also look indoors for the many wonderful details that have been left from the original uses of the building...even the restrooms can be good photo ops. The art is always... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Beautiful complex of old mill buildings that's well suited to its surroundings, next to a river, even the parking lot looks like it belongs as part of the grounds with character. Exhibits situated carefully and integrated into the interesting spaces of the museum, including a bit outside. MassMoCA takes the "Massachusetts" and "Contemporary" parts of their name seriously, and in... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Really wonderful kids area, plus the rest of the museum is spacious and relaxed---plenty of room for the little ones to wander around. Each solo exhibit had lots of space so you could get a good feeling for the artist's work. And it was interesting work, well curated and exhibited. Really nice art experience for the whole family.

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Middletown, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I like visiting art museums. Although I’m not a huge fan of contemporary art I thoroughly enjoyed Mass MoCA. More than just a building, it is a complex. The vision was to reclaim abandoned factory building in a past commercial area and repurpose. The old is now new again. The integrity of the old wood and brick is exposed and... More

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Medford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I highly recommend getting the guided tour. It really made the art come alive in a way that it wouldn't have otherwise. I don't always like modern art, but I really liked this place.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We visit this amazing museum about yearly, and always find something well worth the 212 mile ride to get there. Something mind-boggling, stunning, life-changing, memorable will remind us what great art is all about. This place is so much better for humans than a textile mill or capacitor factory! Glad it gives art the big space it deserves.

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Hopkinton, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We decided to check out Mass MoCA when we were in the area. The buildings are fantastic, and it's worth visiting just to walk through them. They've done a great job repurposing this site. Really a fascinating place. The art? Well, I guess it depends on what you like. We're not really knowledgeable about, nor fans of contemporary art, so... More

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We love periodically visiting Mass MoCA to see the new exhibits, particularly and it had been over a year since our last visit. Two relatively new exhibits, "The Wandering Veil" by Izhar Patkin and Jason Middlebrook's "My Landscapes" were both excellent. I'm glad that we heard an interview with Patkin on local public WAMC so we could appreciate his techniques,... More

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