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MASS MoCA

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Address: 1040 Mass Moca Way, North Adams, MA 01247-2499
Phone Number: +1 413-662-2111
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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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Very cool museum!

My first trip to this great venue after years of living in MA. I loved the use of the old mill space. Be prepared for quirky as this is contemporary art, but it was very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Sunnyvale, California
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Sunnyvale, California
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My first trip to this great venue after years of living in MA. I loved the use of the old mill space. Be prepared for quirky as this is contemporary art, but it was very interesting with lots of different mediums used. I think everyone could find something interesting here. Even the bathrooms in the basement are cool!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I try to visit this place once every year, for their variety and uniqueness. This is a must place to visit in the Berkshires. It may take 2-5 hours (I average 3) but every piece is unique, so keep you going.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 3rd visit to the Mass MOCA was entertaining as always. You need the map from the front desk as there are so many buildings and exhibits. The Nick Cave exhibit (the artist, not the singer!) was amazing, some of the others less exciting than usual

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an eclectic collection of art with changing exhibits. Lots of different artists, something for everyone.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had visiting this museum on my list of things to do for a couple years and was really looking forward to it having seen some wonderful exhibits at other contemporary art museums. I visited every room in the museum and was underwhelmed. Perhaps if the museum administration had more docents around the museum to engage with the visitors and... More 

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Woodcliff Lake
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

mass moca is huge, filled with contemporary art. the nick cave exhibit was disappointing. i had high expectations, but the volume of STUFF made me shudder. why do we need to promote consumption? i know he is making a point about police brutality and guns, but..... all those beads and garden things, and, more and more. it just made me... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I liked it, didn't love it! The good news, the building is a wonderful recycled brick building, the bad news the flow with nooks and crannies was an awkward flow. Some exhibits were wonderful, while many were strange and a bit outrageous. Being an art major in college may have given me knowledge and understanding of the artist's expression, but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From huge, warehouse-size installations to smaller pieces, Mass MoCA a great selection of contemporary art, and it's always changing. We spent a couple of fascinating hours there, and came away with plenty of conversation starters. If you like contemporary art, or are just curious about it, go for a couple of hours. I guaranteed you won't be bored!

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best museum visits ever! MASS MoCA occupies a complex of factory buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries which I'm told at their height employed up to 6,000 workers. That will give you a sense of the size of this complex. It affords the opportunity to mount very large exhibits. Current exhibits include 3 floors of Sol... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Nick Cave - Full on color, shining, reflecting, immersive motion, gun motifs almost hidden in swirls. Then, Sol Lewitt, early works subdued , geometric line drawings downstairs to mid career mid level in museum, the solid bright color panels of an artist fully established. Then we got a bit lost in the kitsch mash up of other artists/exhibits upstairs. Back... More 

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