Date of Visits: July 8 & 15, 2017
Location: 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams, MA
11am–5pm, closed Tuesdays
Open January 1, 2018
Wed.-Mon.: Two museum highlights tours: B6: The Robert W. Wilson Building and Buildings 4, 5, and 7 at 2pm
Summer Hours (begin June 2018)
Seniors / Veterans $18
Students with ID $12
Kids (6–16) $8
EBT/WIC Cardholder $2
They also offer 2 day and 3 day admission tickets
Parking: There are four parking lots in the museum parking area
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Website: MASS MoCA
One of the featured artists at MASS MoCA is artist, musician, composer, film producer and entertainer Laurie Anderson. All of the art posted below was made by Laurie with charcoal. These drawings feature dog Lollabelle and visions of the Tibetan afterlife as her inspirations.
Many of the exhibits at MASS MoCA have a social, political or other type of message. This exhibit showcased some of the different aspects of the criminal justice system. The scanner like devices in the pink and blue lights had text that looked like police chatter on it. Along the walls are fingerprints taken from people who have been arrested and reports that have been blocked out.
The exhibit also included a collection of documents from prisoners in Guantanamo Bay and some of the other holding facilities overseas. Many of them, but not all were blacked out. Some were entirely blacked out. What struck me is how some things, like how an inmate injured himself or some other traumatic event, were explained so matter of fact.
This mural has the lyrics to the Graham Koxon song, “Fame And Fortune” in it.
Resist the temptation to sit on this bench created by Jenny Holzer.
Thank you for stopping by and checking out part IV of my blog post series on the art at MASS MoCA. Believe it or not, yes, there’s more. Part V of my series will include some of the outdoor art and some very interesting art from some unusual places at the museum. Stay tuned.