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Mass MoCA's Building 6 Named Building of the Year

The 130,000 square foot structure, named the Robert W. Wilson Building, was opened this past spring. The opening doubled the space of the museum, making it again the largest contemporary art museum in the nation.

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Mass MoCA Announces Fall Season Works, Performances

For the sixth year running, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art heads into the fall with the 7th annual FreshGrass Festival on Sept. 15-17, a weekend devoted to bluegrass and progressive roots music and wraps up the season in mid-December when Sundance Theatre Lab returns for its annual residency program.

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North Adams Arts Commission Urges Bridge Artists Work Together

The Public Arts Commission is asking both sets of artists whose work is under the Veterans Memorial Bridge to find some kind of compromise. Both pieces predate the establishment of the commission and neither had more than a verbal agreement with city. Nor did the museum approach the commission for permission to paint over the murals, despite applying for two other works on city property.

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Mass MoCA Architects Propose Redevelopment of Windsor Mill

Simeon Bruner of Cambridge Development Corp., and principal of Bruner /Cott Architects, has offered $465,000 for the historic mill with the pledge to invest a minimum of $400,000 on facade and capital improvements within the next three years.

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Artist Creates Explorative Sculpture Based on Hoosac Tunnel

Flipping back the veil opens to meandering pathways paved with poetry, crawlways dropping off into unexplored caverns and open vestibules with hanging tendrils all inspired by the 4.75-mile Hoosac Tunnel.

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Letter: Restore children's art

Assume that part of Mass Moca's mission is to promote, preserve and encourage art. I find it counter intuitive that the organization would arbitrarily and unilateral eliminate the historic depictions of our past.

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Mass MoCA Expands Beyond Campus

The contemporary art that's been largely confined to the campus of Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is being loosed upon the city it calls home this summer.

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Mass MoCA Holds Grand Opening for Massive Building 6

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art on Sunday officially became the largest contemporary art museum in the world when it opened its doors to another 120,000 square feet of gallery and event space.

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North Adams Eagle Street Initiative Launches; Exchange Project Grows

Two big initiatives are launching this summer and next to promote elements of North Adams downtown area. It's a year away, but the $60,000 NAMAzing Eagle Street Initiative, or NESI, will reinvigorate the city's historic byway with new signs, social spaces, art installations and clearly marked entrances for pedestrians and motorists.

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Mass MoCA's Building 6 Opens May 28

In just 12 days, Mass MoCA is set to double its gallery space with the opening of the three-story Building 6. The banging of hammers accompanied Thompson's talk and tour of the museum space during a press preview on Tuesday morning as last-minute work continues in preparing the 130,000 square-foot space.

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North Adams a Canvas for Mass MoCA Art This Summer

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art will light up the city's famed steeples and turn the entire north side of the museum into an outdoor arts canvas. The use of sound, light and text are designed to tie the city into the museum's summer season, part of an ongoing initiative to get visitors to wander beyond the massive arts complex.

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Berkshire, Bennington Cultural Institutions Create 'Art Country'

The five institutions are using the ArtCountry collaboration to advertise North Berkshire and the west corner of Southern Vermont as a singular destination of cultural attractions and natural resources. It recently ran a full-page ad in the New York Times and developed a website with museum and theater information, directions, other happenings, and hotel sponsors the Porches Inn, the Williams Inn and Tourists, the new name for the Redwood Motel.

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Mass MoCA Looking to Orient Visitors, Send Them Downtown

Thousands of visitors are headed for the city this summer and Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts is hoping to push as many as it can into the downtown. The museum opens its $65 million renovation of the massive Building 6 that will double its gallery and events space and welcome back the Solid Sound Festival and Freshgrass.

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Mass MoCA Hopes to Complete UNO Park by Memorial Day

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is setting an ambitious goal of having the new UNO community park open for Memorial Day weekend. The opening could coincide with the ribbon cutting on Building 6 that will add 105,000 square feet of space to the museum.

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North Adams Downtown Readying for Mass MoCA Opening

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art's 135,000 square-foot-expansion is opening this May and local businesses are warned to be ready to capitalize on an expected surge in traffic. The museum got the keys back last week to Building 6, part of the $55 million expansion that will feature the long-term participation of six critically acclaimed artists: James Turrell, Jenny Holzer, Laurie Anderson, Louise Bourgeois and Robert Rauschenberg Gunnar Schonbeck.

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Berkshires Beat: Mass MoCA Free for Berkshire Residents in December

Residents residing within zip codes beginning with "012" should bring a government-issued ID or a utility bill with current address (and picture ID) when visiting the museum on the aforementioned dates

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North County Cultural Institutions Offer Peek at Summer Seasons

The Clark Art Institute gave a sneak peek pun intended of its summer show titled "Splendor, Myth and Vision: Nudes from the Prado" on Wednesday evening during an event hosted by the North Adams Chamber of Commerce that invited several North County cultural institutions to share their upcoming seasons.

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Mass MoCA Show Challenges Visitors to Consider 'Space Between'

The galleries at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art are renowned for the challenging, inventive creations featured in them, but a new show at the museum challenges visitors to pay attention to the areas between the galleries.

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Mass MoCA Hosts Multimedia Project 'The Aging Magician'

Coming to Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art for a residency and premiere of "The Aging Magician," composer Paola Prestini says multimedia productions are necessarily intimate and lengthy collaborations, children of multiple-parentage that reflect their genes seamlessly. "I've been working on it with the same team for many, many years," she said. "Believe it or not, is really, really a collaboration where all the elements, we couldn't do one without the other."

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Big Dance Turns Mass MoCA Tour Into Multisensual Peformance

The latest dance performance to appear at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art won't take place on a stage, but that's not the only way it parts from tradition. Big Dance Theater's "This Page Left Intentionally Blank" will wind its movement through the museum itself, taking the idea of a guided tour and using that to create new ideas not only about dance and performance, but about museums as well.

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