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MASS MoCA

1040 Mass MoCa Way, North Adams, MA 01247
413 662 2111
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Brooklyn, NY
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We have visited Mass MoCA many times over the years and sometimes the exhibits are better than others. This visit we "discovered" the Boiler Room - which had been there during previous visits but we had never stumbled upon! It is so intriguing to mount stairs inside an old and rusty source of old energy and see solar panels and... More

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Very interesting museum in a neat old mill building. In the summer, you can buy tickets before the museum opens for $10 - highly recommended. The cafe food was just OK, and the service was pretty slow, so I'd find lunch elsewhere.

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Connecticut
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I'll say it right up front: I'm not a fan of contemporary art. Despite this, I had a fabulous time at Mass MoCA. First off, the museum is a fun re-use of an old mill, quite a large one, and the designers kept many little elements of the mill in place, such as walls left unpainted, wooden cabinets on wheels,... More

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New York
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The Mass MoCA is located in North Adams, Massachusetts. It is housed in what appears to be an old factory complex. Outside the red brick building, in a courtyard, there are several trees growing upside down in buckets suspended on tall poles. This was the highlight of the exhibits. Inside there are many large rooms with annoying loud echoes. Amongst... More

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New York City
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a collection of "pieces" that look very ordinary and, in some cases, like a mess. I guess I am not a fan of contemporary art. I learned that by visiting this museum.

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Albany, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

MASS MoCA is a fantastic museum for folks who want to step away from traditional art for an afternoon. It's housed in an old industrial mill and fully utilizes its unique space. The installations are intriguing. Visitors will find a wide array of international artists working in all sorts of mediums. It's a great weekend destination with the nearby Clark... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is modern art on a massive scale. This is also a brilliant use of an old industrial site and has given an exciting vibe to an old formerly industrial city...a lesson other cities would do well to study.

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Massachusetts
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Mass MoCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) is a truly unique museum and well worth the trip to visit. North Adams is not the most accessible place in Massachusetts (about as far from Boston as you can get and still be in the state), but it's a great destination for a day trip, or long weekend. The museum occupies a large... More

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Boston
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This place is truly unique. Because the exhibits change and some of the pieces can be complex I recommend taking the complimentary tour offered by the staff. I had an art student who was working at Mass Moca. She did a great job of introducing a number of different pieces as well as suggestions on what to see after the... More

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Shelton, Connecticut
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

There is always an interesting exhibit here. Just missed the "bang on a can" festival. If you are open to new and different ideas, this is the place for you.

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