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MASS MoCA

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Address: 1040 Mass MoCa Way, North Adams, MA 01247
Phone Number: 413 662 2111
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Housed on a restored 19th century factory campus, MASS MoCA is the largest...
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.
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Always worth the gamble

For me, modern art museums are always a gamble depending on who is exhibiting, but with MassMoCA, the building itself is an added treat so even if you don't find a single piece... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Arlington, Massachusetts

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

For me, modern art museums are always a gamble depending on who is exhibiting, but with MassMoCA, the building itself is an added treat so even if you don't find a single piece you like* it's still a fabulous place to explore. Be sure not to miss the outdoor exhibits...the Boiler Room is always worth a wander even if you've... More 

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Douglas, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

An interesting museum of contemporary art featuring (many very large) exhibits of art the style of which is seldom seen. The museum is very large with over 100,000 of space within a converted old manufacturing building. Worth a stop if you are in the area.

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Oswego NY, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If you like modern art, this is worth a visit if you are in the area. It provides a nice counterpoint to the art at the Clark Art Museum in nearby Williamstown, MA. Minimal explanation is given with the art works so you are free to interpret the art any way you wish.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a wonderful day at the museum. The displays were awesome. If you love photography don't miss Clifford Ross's Landscape Seen and Imagined... The details captured in the waves are astounding and his landscape photos breathtaking ! I loved the Eclipse. This museum is well worth the trip to North Adams. I recommend that you go and explore!

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Mystic, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited MoCA earlier this week. We are not contemporary art fans normally, but a friend suggested MoCA was worth a stop if in the area. She was right. We didn't like or relate to some of the exhibits, but there were several that were visually stunning and interesting. . We especially were impressed by the Ross... More 

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Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great gallery. Particularly enjoyed the photography exhibit. We were there for a wedding and were given a private tour of the gallery. The gallery was then closed for the private function. They catered the meal and it was truly a unique surrounding to have your ceremony and reception in the gallery surround by wonderful art.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We visited this museum in the Berkshires and had a wonderful time walking through this amazing building. The art was interesting and full of color and modern ideas. Be prepared for super large walls full of modern art. The Sol LeWitt rooms were especially vibrant.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

So I'm not a big contemporary art person, but this was more enjoyable then expected. There was a lot of cool art exhibits and a lot I rolled my eyes at, but thats modern art for you. Its also a great reuse of an old building...the spaces were beautiful. Easy to park and find...staff a little apathetic.

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Boca Raton, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Amazing exhibitions of modern art, including all genres and mediums. Too much to absorb in a short visit. Very avant garde installations.

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Westchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Mass MOCA took over and re-purposed the industrial space for the exhibits. I personally enjoy the architecture of a museum as well as the art it houses. Mass MOCA was great for wondering the building outside and coming upon installations at unusual spots. For me, I like to wonder if some of the things I see in the industrial chaos... More 

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