North Adams

United States



Address:
1040 MASS MoCA Way
Massachusetts
01247
Phone: 413.664.4481
Fax: 413.663.8548
Website: http://www.massmoca.org

MASS MoCA

If conventional museums are boxes, MASS MoCA is an open platform – a welcoming place that encourages dynamic interchange between making and presenting art, between the visual and performing arts, and between our extraordinary historic factory campus and the patrons, workers and tenants who again inhabit it.


Permanent Collection

We host no permanent collection.


Exhibitions

Our exhibits rotate, similar to the European art hall model. We are currently home to Huang Yong Ping's retrospective, House of Oracles, open through February 27, 2007. Ahistoric Occasion is open through April 22, 2007.


Forthcoming exhibitions

Christoph Buchel: Training Ground for Democracy. Building 5. Opens: To be announced.

Adam Cvijanovic and Peter Garfield: Unhinged. Prints and Drawings Gallery. Opening date: January 26, 2007.

The Believers. Building 4, 2nd floor gallery. Opens: April 7, 2007. Working list of artists: Bas Jan Ader, Emory Blagdon, Cariana Carianne, Walter Cassidy, The Icelandic Love Corporation, Theo Jansen, Erkki Kurenniemi, Jonathan Meese, Genesis P Orridge, Panamerenko, Sister Corita, Witch Vortex.

Erik van Lieshout. Building 4, 3rd floor gallery. Opens: April 21, 2007.

Dre Wapenaar. Courtyard C Pavilion. Opens: May 2007.

Fransje Killars. Hunter Center Gallery. Opens: June 2007.

Spencer Finch. What Time Is It On the Sun? Building 4, 1st floor gallery. Opens: May 26, 2007.


Cost

$10 adults | $8 students | $4 children 6-16 | free for children 5 and under | free to members


Opening hours

11am - 5pm, closed Tuesdays through June 29, 2007.
Galleries open FREE January 27 11 AM - 8 PM.
Summer hours: 10am - 6pm every day.


Getting there

Get detailed driving directions to MASS MoCA at 87 Marshall Street in North Adams, MA from any address at Yahoo! maps
Need more info? Call our box office during business hours at 413.662.2111



Driving Directions

From Boston

Follow Route 2 West through Greenfield and over the Mohawk Trail into North Adams (North Adams is 130 miles from Boston). Approximately 3 miles past the hairpin turn, you will come to the first traffic light (at Dunkin Donuts and McDonalds in North Adams). Go straight through that set of lights. At the next set of lights (just after the Super Big Y supermarket), take a right on to Holden Street and an immediate left on to St. Anthony's Drive. Go to the end of that street, and the MASS MoCA parking lot will be directly ahead of you at the traffic light.



From New York City
Take the FDR Drive North to Willis Avenue bridge to Major Deegan Expressway/Route 87 North, to Saw Mill River Parkway North, to Taconic State Parkway North (or from west side, take Henry Hudson North to Saw Mill to Taconic.) You will be on the Taconic for approximately an hour and a half.

From the Taconic, exit off Route 295 East (in East Chatham, NY -- exit sign says "last exit before toll") and follow 295 East to Route 22. Take Route 22 North (through Lebanon, NY, jogging left at Hess Station at the end of the New Lebanon strip) to Route 43 East (in Stephentown, NY). Route 43 will be a sharp right at a traffic light about 5 miles outside New Lebanon.

Route 43 intersects Route 7 at "The Store at Five Corners" in Williamstown, MA. Continue straight on Route 43 until it dead-ends at Route 2 in Williamstown. Turn right on to Route 2 East. In approxima...+ [ Read all ]


Facilities

MASS MoCA is wheelchair-accessible. There is one outdoor exhibit, Visitations, which, because of its placement in an unrenovated portion of the complex, is not readily accessible to wheelchairs (though it is mostly a sound art installation, and it can be heard, if imperfectly, from an accessible platform). We do have wheelchairs, which we suggest you reserve in advance by calling our box office at 413.662.2111. There is ample handicapped parking, and we invite all patrons to drop off visitors near the front door. (The site is very large, and the distances -- by most museum measures -- are great.)

There are two excellent restaurants on the MASS MoCA campus:
Lickety Split, our café (phone 413.663.3372), serves breakfast and lunch daily with ice cream, coffees, espresso, and fresh-squeezed lemonade plus light fare for dinner on show nights. Open during museum hours and before, during, and after performing arts events.

Cafe Latino,a full service restaurant and bar on the MASS MoCA campus featuring the warm flavors of Latin America. Serving lunch + dinner. Call for days of operation. Reservations welcome. Phone 413.662.2004.

There's a wide variety of restaurants in the area from elegant, renovated Victorians to funky cafés and bars, to great ethnic spots, to coffee shops. The city of North Adams publishes a map guide to the area which includes some restaurant listings. We would be happy to send you one, or pick one up in our lobby. Briefly, within walking distance are Gramercy Bistro, The Freightyard Pub, Brew-ha-ha, Milan@55 Main, Gideon's and Gideon's Luncheon and Nightery , Molly's Bakery, and Steeples. Within a short drive are Boston Seafood Restaurant, Ja...+ [ Read all ]


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FAQ's

Q: Where is MASS MoCA? How do I get there? What's your mailing address/phone number?


A: We are located at 87 Marshall Street in North Adams, Massachusetts. You can find detailed driving directions here. Our mailing address is 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247. Our general information phone number is 413.662.2111; our administrative office phone number is 413.664.4481.


Q: What does MASS MoCA stand for?


A: Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.


Q: Is MASS MoCA handicapped-accessible? Do you have wheelchairs?

A: MASS MoCA is wheelchair-accessible. There is one outdoor exhibit, Visitations, which, because of its placement in an unrenovated portion of the complex, is not readily accessible to wheelchairs (though it is mostly a sound art installation, and it can be heard, if imperfectly, from an accessible platform). We do have wheelchairs, which we suggest you reserve in advance by calling our box office at 413.662.2111. There is ample handicapped parking, and we invite all patrons to drop off visitors near the front door. (The site is very large, and the distances -- by most museum measures -- are great.)


Q: Does MASS MoCA show work by local artists?


A: MASS MoCA has included the work of regional artists in its exhibitions, including works by Michael Oatman (Troy, NY), Michael Glier (Hoosic Falls, NY), Mark Taylor (Williamstown, MA), Kathy High (Troy, NY), Laylah Ali (Williamstown, MA), Jane Simon (Williamstown, MA) Gregory Crewdson (Lee, MA), Danny O (North Adams, MA), and Jarvis Rockwell (North Adams, MA). We do not, however, have a particular “program” designed specifically for regional artists. Many other local gall...+ [ Read all ]


Groups

For tour groups we offer:

Lots of free parking with plenty of room for buses.

Low group admission rates of $9 per person.

Affordable, knowledgeable tour guides just $50/tour for groups of 25 or less. (All of our tour guides are paid professionals, not volunteer docents.)

Open every day from 10 – 6 from July 1 through September 5 including Monday holidays. From after Labor Day though the end of June we're open 6 days/week from 11-5, (closed Tuesdays).

A wide variety of performing arts events with 10% off the ticket price for tour groups.

For your convenience there is both a casual café and a more elegant sit-down restaurant on site. There are also two gift shops where all proceeds benefit the museum.
For school groups we offer:


Low group admission of just $3 during school year.
Discounted professional tour guide if reserved more than 3 weeks in advance. Tour guides are $25 each. One guide can work with about 25 students.
We present 3-4 performances for school kids each year. Many groups combine a visit to the galleries with a visit to the theater for a show.
Brown bag café area seats 40 students for groups bringing lunch.

To reserve a tour: contact Abbie Corse in the marketing department by phone at 413.664.4481 ext. 8111 or e-mail acorse@massmoca.org.


Membership

Renowned arts critic Robert Brustein of The New Republic has called MASS MoCA "one of the most important cultural initiatives of the past decade," and Lee Rosenbaum of The Wall Street Journal said simply: "I have seen the future, and it is MASS MoCA." We hope you agree. Become an Individual or Corporate member of MASS MoCA and support a vital national and community resource while giving yourself greater access to our exciting cultural programs. Members enjoy exclusive benefits and opportunities, including:

• Free gallery admission
• 10% discount on tickets to MASS MoCA concerts, films and live theater
• 10% discount at Hardware: The MASS MoCA Store
• 10% discount at The Porches Inn (new this year)
• 10% off at Lickety Split
• And other exclusive benefits and opportunities for higher levels of membership
• All membership benefits effective the day you join.

Please contact Courtney McIlhenny at cmcilhenny@massmoca.org or 413.664.4481 x8112