In a labyrinth of former mill buildings and courtyards you’ll find extraordinary contemporary art and performance at MASS MoCA.
Since it opening in 1999, the museum has commissioned and exhibited work by some of the most adventurous, skilled, and thoughtful artists of the 21st century.
Many exhibits change annually, so it’s ALWAYS worth a visit. Longterm exhibits include a whole building of Sol LeWitt’s brilliantly colorful murals, another building dedicated to Anselm Kiefer, and stunning sculptures by Louise Bourgeois.
Art and rehearsal residencies bring hundreds artists to North Adams all year round. And music festivals such as Solid Sound, Fresh Grass, and Bang on a Can have become mainstays of North Adams.
Concerts, dance and film happen year-round, and on-campus cafés serve locally roasted coffee, locally made ice cream, BBQ, and a microbrews.