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Address: 1040 Mass MoCa Way, North Adams, MA 01247
Phone Number: 413 662 2111
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Housed on a restored 19th century factory campus, MASS MoCA is the largest...
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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Saw Aaron Neville . Great venue. Not a bad seat. The acoustics were great. The price was very reasonable. We are looking forward to seeing other concerts there. The museum is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2013
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Vitznau, Switzerland
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Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

If going to Mass MOCA, make sure there's an artist of interest to you. We went specifically to see the Tom Phillips show, which was very nice to see -- his A Humument project is nearly completed (unless he decides to do more than projected) roughly forty years after his starting it. This representation of the project -- the "original"... More 

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Vitznau, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Saw Aaron Neville . Great venue. Not a bad seat. The acoustics were great. The price was very reasonable. We are looking forward to seeing other concerts there. The museum is always great. Always surprising, never dissappointed when we go

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West Sand Lake, New York
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Loved the collections...so varied! There is truly something new and exciting for everyone. BTW...their cafe had the best Cobb salad I have ever eaten...and was only $8.50.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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48 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We went there see a concert but decided to come about 1.5 hrs early because the museum had special hours. It was not long enough. Xu Bings work is incredible and we could have spent another two hours in that area alone. The cigarette carpet was amazing, and the Phoenix's were jaw dropping. We may go back again today!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Xu Bing's Phoenix is actually two phoenixes. They are large (maybe 40 feet or more), suspended birds made out of construction site refuse. Spades become scales, torn metal are feathers, hard hats are plumes. Look for the lights underneath and watch the video that talks about the process and shows what the installation looks like at night. In addition to... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Mass MOCA is one of our favorite places to visit. There's always something exciting happening. This last time it was the one-minute film festival with over 600 short films, the extraordinary phoenixes hanging from the ceiling of the grand room and the cigarette carpet in the upper gallery. The food in the cafe is also always delicious, plentiful and modestly... More 

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Hanover
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Housed in a huge old 3 building former factory. Lg amts of space. Art rooms are not crowded and art is spread out for greater visibility. Several unique works of modern art on display including 2 gigantic displays from China(temporary exhibit). Spent 2 hrs and read approx. 1/2 of the inform. on the walls but did go thru all 3... More 

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nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Don't come to North Adams or Williamstown without visiting MoCA. Be ready for a different experience and go with an open mind. The size is impressive as well as how they reused factory buildings. My mother used to work here in the late fifties and I think of her when I walk on some of the original metal steps!

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Newton, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Until MASS MoCA, I've never found a contemporary art museum that I've liked even a little bit. I just don't have much of an appreciation for contemporary art. But, the exhibits here really captured my interest. And they were well presented. Xu Bing's Phoenix constructions were phenomenal. These are huge (my guess is 100' long) metal birds that were constructed... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

My family just marveled at the enormity, ingenuity, creativity, and imagination that brought the Phoenix to life. We also so appreciated seeing the documentary video and journal of the process to bring such massive beings into existence. MassMoCA is such a gift of an enormous space within which to display such grandeur. Well done!

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