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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Olympia, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This art museum was quite a find. We were on a leaf viewing trip and just happened to stay across the street from this attraction. I have never seen art on this scale before. The building is an ex-factory and is perfect to show off these large pieces of art utilizing different media. I was fascinated and very moved by... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We love MASS MoCA!! The ever expanding gallery space means we always have something new to check out when we visit and even if we have seen it all, we can always enjoy the cafe inside and people watch. This is a must for any art lover!!

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Washington DC
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We loved Mass MOCA and would like to return on a quieter day. The architecture is as much a part of the art as the artwork itself.

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Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place is impressive not only because it's one of few venues in the country that can display to the public this kind of large-scale work, but also in how it has revitalized and energized this corner of the state and inspired donors, partners and lenders. We visited during the last weekend that the Hall Foundation's Kiefer installations were open... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
8 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Large-scale contemporary art ideally show-cased in a large, former industrial complex. Well-run and with good variety of works.

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