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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We visit many art museums and appreciate the experiences for our growing children. This museum is so unusual -- we had taken our kids there when very small (like 5) and were eager to see how they would react to it now as teenagers. We were very limited on time this trip, but they were able to enjoy a quick... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We arrived an hour before closing so our tickets were discounted which was a nice touch. There is a small gift shop and cafe and plenty of parking. Naturally I enjoyed some exhibits more than others and the museum itself is very pleasant - lots of open space and a variety of different art so I imagine there is something... More

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Vienna
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Amazing buildings, wonderful exhibitions, especially Sol LeWitt (watch the introduction video at the middle level, you'll see the walls with different eyes when you know how much work it was to set up) and the boiler house. Nice restaurant.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This museum is incredible. I make the 3 hour drive once a year and I have consistently been exposed to incredible, new, interesting artists. A couple of favorites was Petah Coyne and an exhibit on Canadian artists (which was truly incredible). The museum building itself is really interesting - a great wide open converted mill space set into the "mountains"... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

First, so you know how I am as a museum visitor, we like going to museums, but cannot often spend more than two hours. After two hours of art watching, I feel a bit burnt out. But this museum was truly exceptional, not just because of the art, but because the pieces really inhabit the spaces, so as you move... More

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Saratoga Springs NY
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My wife and I visited the week after attending the "Fresh Grass" Music festival held on the grounds of Mass MOCA. Incidentally, MOCA stands for Museum of Contemporary art. The museum was open during the festival and this festival was a great way to introduce people to the museum. We had always said "we have to stop there" some time... More

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Sudbury, MA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is the kind of place that if you read about the exhibits you may prefer a trip to the mall. But be brave and take the kids and go. Worth the drive from Boston. Lots of bonding time followed by exhibits that amaze you, impress you, and remind you why you actually like modern art. Granted, art is a... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

What I enjoyed most about this museum was the ability to see oversized pieces in one place and to see series in full in one space. Loved the Lewitt exhibits. 2 hours was the perfect amount of time to see this museum.

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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205 reviews 205 reviews
124 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The MASS MoCA may be one of this country’s best examples of art displayed in a historic venue (this being a factory building complex). I’m giving MASS MoCA a top rating because the combination of creativity and vibe (due to the space, mostly) is off the charts. This was my first visit, and I look forward to going back. Just... More

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peoria, il
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73 reviews 73 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Friends recommended we check this museum out if for no other reason, the location:: an old factory rehabbed into a modern art museum. Sign us up!! It truly is the perfect venue for all kinds of modern art- spacious, rambling halls, high open ceilings, and S P A C E. We were lucky to visit on a gorgeous Labor Day... More

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