MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA) – Part IV


Date of Visits: July 8 & 15, 2017

Location: 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams, MA


Fall/Winter/Spring Hours

11am–5pm, closed Tuesdays

Open January 1, 2018

Fall/Winter/Spring Tours

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)
10am—6pm Sundays—Wednesdays
10am—7pm Thursdays—Saturdays



Adults $20
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

MASS MoCA Parking Map

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.


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Hi I'm Wayne. Welcome to my blog. I am a true New Englander through and through. I love everything about New England. I especially love discovering new places in New England and sharing my experiences with everyone. I tend to focus on the more unique and lesser known places and things in New England on my blog. Oh yeah, and I love dogs. I always try to include at least one dog in each of my blog posts. I discovered my love of photography a couple of years ago. I know, I got a late start. Now, I photograph anything that seems out of the ordinary, interesting, beautiful and/or unique. And I have noticed how every person, place or thing I photograph has a story behind it or him or her. I don't just photograph things or people or animals. I try to get their background, history or as much information as possible to give the subject more context and meaning. It's interesting how one simple photograph can evoke so much. I am currently using a Nikon D3200 "beginner's camera." Even though there are better cameras on the market, and I will upgrade some time, I love how it functions (usually) and it has served me well. The great thing about my blog is you don't have to be from New England, or even like New England to like my blog (although I've never met anyone who doesn't). All you have to like is to see and read about new or interesting places and things. Hopefully, you'll join me on my many adventures in New England! View all posts by New England Nomad

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