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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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Lincoln, NE
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We did the long drive to visit this museum and were really happy we did. The installations were top-notch. My only wish would be that we had more time to peruse everything. It's not cheap, but I was really glad we went.

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Armonk, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Although I am not generally interested in contemporary art this museum is a must see if you are anywhere nearby. The space, an old textile printing facility, is huge providing dramatic settings for the art that is on display. It is also minutes from Williams College and the more traditional art on display there.

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Boston, Mass.
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

One definitely needs to reserve a whole day to see and appreciate the beautifully staged art exhibits. We enjoyed this very very much!

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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great location, perfect huge spaces for exhibits, if in the area do not miss it. Dynamic and high quality curating, good museum shop and lovely restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I visit Mass MOCA almost monthly; my husband is there almost weekly as part of the unofficial, unstructured, and unparalleled house band. Every Saturday morning, rain or shine, a group of musicians gathers in the museum's cafe, on the first floor right behind the fantastically cool gift shop. The musicians bring fiddles, flutes, guitars, banjos, and mandolins, and a wonderful... More

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New York City, New York
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354 reviews 354 reviews
102 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This Museum hosts all sorts of events including some modern exhibits of some more controversial artists. In addition is is a cultural magnet for the whole area hosting dances, fairs and other educational events. The museum is built in a non conventional way with several buildings making up an old industrial complex. The result is a very entertaining array of... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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164 reviews 164 reviews
15 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We try to drive out to MASS MoCA at least once every year or two to see the new exhibits. The massive space, in a series of old industrial buildings, lends itself to large installations, and even if you don't like some, there will probably be something that will engage your eyes and other senses. I would say that the... More

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Albany, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I would take this museum over MoMA any day. Very large, fantastic rotating exhibits, always pushing the envelope. A lot of fun to see the different styles of art!

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

With family, made a special trip to see Anselm Keiffer works. The entire museum is awesome! I think that it would make contemporary art accessible to almost anyone. We were on our way to a vacation cabin so could only stay for a few hours. Listened to that evenings band do a sound check and hearing the music in the... More

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Calgary, Canada
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Mass MoCA is not your typical art museum, and that is part of the attraction. The cutting-edge museum is spread out through several converted factory buildings; Mass MoCA maintains a unique industrial feel while displaying world-class contemporary art. The most popular exhibition right now is the Sol LeWitt one. "A Wall-Drawing Retrospective" is an intelligently-designed gallery that is spread out... More

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