MASS MoCA exhibits work by both well-known and emerging artists of today. More than 200,000 sq ft of exhibition space, including a single gallery as long as a football field allows large-scale and complex installations that are impossible to realize in conventional museums.
Although MASS MoCA is not a collecting institution, some commissioned year-round and seasonal installations are found on the grounds.
MASS MoCA is among the most productive sites in the country for the creation and presentation of new art, music, dance, theater, film, and video. Located on 13 acres MASS MoCA encompasses a complex of 19th-century factory buildings, occuping nearly one-third of the city's downtown business district. Listed in the National Historic Register, the site's 26 buildings form an elaborate system of interlocking courtyards and passageways; Bridges, viaducts, elevated walkways, and red brick facades lend architectural interest to the complex.
Works examine the human condition, and ultimately provide a sliver of optimism amidst uncertainty
Immersive installation explores mythical invented worlds and reflective culture
2 large-scale, glass-and-metal structures shift and move, activated by visitors, emphasizing space-body relationships
Toys and figurines interact and organize themselves on elevated glass panels
Immersive installation invites us to see anew—what is and what could be
Works emphasize how language, movement, and architecture shape our experience and our identities
Explores adobe as both material and politics, creating “brown architecture:”
Nuanced portrayals of women, with a focus on women of color