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MASS MoCA Building 6 Opening - FREE to residentsMay 28, 2017
MASS MoCA launches into the summer season with the opening of Building 6, the third phase of campus development that encompasses 130,000 square feet of interior renovations to the museum’s 19th-century mill buildings, and features work from artists Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Bourgeois, James Turrell, Jenny Holzer, Laurie Anderson, and Gunnar Schonbeck (Bang on a Can). Additional artists to be shown in Building 6 include Spencer Finch, Dawn DeDeaux, Lonnie Holley, Mary Lum, Barbara Ernst Prey, Janice Kerbel, Joe Wardwell, Sarah Crowner, Richard Nonas, and the Optics Division of the Metabolic Studio.
Opening Day schedule
9:30am Members’ check-in opens
10am Members’ preview: Become a member to see it first
11am Main galleries open (except Building 6)
12pm Building 6 opens with welcoming remarks from museum director Joseph Thompson
1pm Orchestra of Original Instruments
3pm Nick Cave’s Soundsuit performance, choreographed by Williams College professor Sandra Burton
4:30pm Orchestra of Original Instruments
6pm Brooklyn United Marching Band
8pm CAKE in concert on Joe’s Field
The Amherst String Quartet performs Laurie Anderson’s Sol, a suite for Sol LeWitt. Helga Davis performs in the galleries. DJ Herbert Holler spins the beats. Grab lunch from Lickety Split, Gramercy Bistro, or Bright Ideas Brewing — all located on our campus — or head downtown for some North Adams eats. At night we’re joined by a bevy of food trucks to fuel you up for CAKE.
On your way into and out of MASS MoCA (a map is available here), keep an eye out for amplified food and retail options in downtown North Adams at the corner of Marshall Street and Main Street. North Adams will also light up in poetry from dusk to midnight with Cloudland by Chicago-based collective Luftwerk, and a new projection by Jenny Holzer, titled For North Adams.
North Adams residents receive free admission to the museum on this day. CAKE is a separately ticketed event.
Gallery admission is free for members
$8 Kids (6-16)
Free for kids under 6