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MASS MoCA

Address: 1040 Mass MoCa Way, North Adams, MA 01247
Phone Number: 413 662 2111
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Housed on a restored 19th century factory campus, MASS MoCA is the largest center for contemporary...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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35 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We have visited Mass Moca many times. This is one of the very few museums in the world that is truly a Contemporary Art Museum - because it has no collections and therefore can continue to show living artists. By contract MOMA , the Museum of Modern Art in New York has collections of art going back over a hundred... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

If you live in Mass, at least Western Mass you can often get a free family day pass from your local library if it's not in use. I used one to go with my little sister and brother, 9 and 10 years old respectively, and they were entertained enough to spend about 2 hours there. One exhibit had ping pong... More 

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North Adams, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I lived in North Adams when MoCA was little more than a dream, participated in fund raising activities (read parties) when the dream seemed realizable and now that the Museum is functioning and recognized across the world, enjoy living in proximity to it and being a member. It still takes me a while to make the transition from art prior... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

It is a magnificent art museum and nothing to dislike. It takes up a large former mill. A remarkable use of a former factory.

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MA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

No matter what the exhibit, you must see this amazing space. While the installed art was terrific, the site held it's own and is an installation art piece in itself.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We only make it to MassMOCA once a year, but every time we go we are struck by the beauty of the art and the remarkable surroundings - both the structure of the buildings (the old Sprauge Electrical industrial site) and the area around North Adams. The huge exhibition spaces are wonderful sites for pieces of art and installations which... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I can safely say, even after visiting many many museums in my life, that this was honestly my favorite. Everything is BIG and there aren't just paintings on the wall, they are experiences in every space. Walking through this old building you feel surrounded by history, art, and wonder! They also have a nice coffee shop (good coffee) and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Bravo. Repurposing these well over 100 year old former factories and mills to create the wonderfully roomy and bright viewing space was pure genius. I like that they do not cram any large pieces into very limited corners. I was able to really appreciate with the artists had to offer as I leisurely walked the grounds. I was a little... More 

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Massachusetts
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It's a bit of a drive from anywhere, but it's well worth the trip. There are always great exibits. Right now, Plastic Fantastic is a must see, and Sol Lewitt's three-floor exhibit is going to be a staple for a while. Not only are the exhibits themselves great, but the whole layout of the museum is, well, cool. It's a... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

North Adams was not looking its best in early December. Thanksgiving was over, Christmas preparations not yet started and the first snow of the winter lay in grey piles by the roadside. But the drive over the hills from Greenfield on Highway 2 was spectacular and a fine introduction to the visit to MASS MoCA. The museum is housed in... More 

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