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Tune in Wednesday to see who will be joining Sylvan Esso, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and Poliça / s t a r g a z e this upcoming season. Hint: as per the sold-out Sylvan Esso show, we expect tickets to some events to go fast. Join our mailing list to be the first to hear about them: ... See MoreSee Less

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The art of slowing down. ... See MoreSee Less

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"Part of what makes James Turrell's work so salient is that, on a basic level, he's playing with the science of how we perceive the world, using his knowledge of our retinal structure and visual system to upend what we think "seeing" really means. Since his days as an undergraduate psychology major, he's been carefully exploring and manipulating the ways people's eyes and brains process light and space, reminding us that at a fundamental level, everything we see is illusion." — Popular Science

Raethro II, Magenta (Corner Shallow Space), 1970 Collection of Myffanwy Anderson
© James Turrell, Photo by Florian Holzherr
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Shop MASS MoCA this holiday season. From sharp to chic, the MASS MoCA store is stocked with an encyclopedic array of quality gifts. Members cash in with a 30% discount on purchases between now and December 15 at our museum store, our satellite shop in Williamstown, and our online storefront: ... See MoreSee Less

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Artist Tanja Hollander traveled the world to photograph more than 400 of her Facebook Friends, exploring ideas about friendship and connection in the modern age. The result is a wildly popular, interactive museum exhibition at MASS MoCA and now — a gorgeous catalog that documents the project. Co-published in partnership with MGM Resorts Art & Culture, "Are you really my friend?" is available for purchase online. If you’re at #artbaselmiami, get your copy signed by the artist, and tell Tanja what makes a real friend. ... See MoreSee Less

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It's a patently MASS MoCA moment: Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet and Oscar-nominated Sam Green are in-house fine-tuning a live documentary — one that transcends the typical live cinema event — before premiering it at the Sundance Film Festival next month. See a sneak peek performance of it tonight: ... See MoreSee Less

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More #morninglight in the galleries — this time featuring a selection of Sol LeWitt's three-dimensional sculptures. ... See MoreSee Less

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A stack of bunk beds with pink glass panels, textiles strung across the walls, animated videos projected onto floating screens, and an 80-foot-long painting resembling a tunnel that visitors are encouraged to walk through. In the Abstract features the work of 11 diverse artists whose works merge the traditions of abstract painting with figurative imagery and familiar objects as they process the realities of the everyday. ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago  ·  

Downstreet Art

North Adams Tourism

We agree! Get cozy in North Adams this winter!

#MyNorthAdams #intheBerkshires #massmoca #NAMAzing
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18 hours ago  ·  

Jazz Winter Concert ... See MoreSee Less

Jazz Winter Concert

December 11, 2017, 7:00pm - December 11, 2017, 7:30pm

Jazz Band, Jazz Choir and students enrolled in private lessons perform at the end of semester concert.

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Free today! 11am at North Adams Movieplex. Happy Holidays! ... See MoreSee Less


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This month's Northern Berkshire Community Coalition forum will take place at the North Adams Movieplex.
Tomorrow morning, 10-noon.
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5 days ago  ·  

Want to learn more about our vision for North Adams? Read the Executive Summary of our Strategic Economic Development Plan as well as the Progress Report for the Plan.


TEDx event at Mohawk Theater presents logistical challenges (11/28/17)

North Adams honored by 1Berkshire (9/16/17)

Mass MoCA: FreshGrass keeps growing – annual festival rolls into North Adams (9/14/17)

North Adams Planning Board OKs restaurant, final piece of Redwood Motel redevelopment puzzle (9/12/17)

Grand plans in North Adams (9/1/17)

Famed architect Frank Gehry to design Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum (8/29/17)

Massachusetts Cultural Council designates downtown North Adams a ‘cultural district’ (8/29/17)

North Adams looking for public input on new bike path proposal (8/21/17)

With ‘eyes on the future,’ MCLA expands its degree program offerings (7/30/17)

Mass MoCA architect envisions business, arts incubator at Windsor Mill (7/20/17)

Berkshire Economy: North Adams recognized for ‘Putting the Berkshires on the map’ (7/7/17)

Welcome to Building 6: Mass MoCA’s 130K-square-foot expansion opens May 28 (5/16/17)

Through light and sound, Mass MoCA installation will use steeples to reinvigorate downtown North Adams (5/16/17)

Rep. John Lewis: `Get in necessary trouble’ (5/13/17)

North Adams Redevelopment Authority to meet on proposed purchase of Western Gateway Heritage State Park (5/4/17)

James Birge takes oath as MCLA president (4/21/17)

North Adams initiative aims higher after hitting fundraising mark (4/20/17)

Hungry for new business MCLA’s first Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge names healthy snacks the winner (4/20/17)

As bigger museum plans emerge, option to buy Heritage State Park on table (4/18/17)

Welcome to Art Country: Five institutions team up for cultural explosion this summer (4/6/17)

Reviving a relic of the Mohawk Trail: New name, new aim for old Redwood Motel (3/21/17)

North Adams bond rating upgraded by Standard & Poor’s (3/5/17)

‘Promise and hope’: North Adams mayor marks State of the City address with emphasis on progress (2/28/17)

North Adams awaits Small Business Revolution winner reveal (2/20/17)

Small Business Revolution sizes up North Adams as semifinalist for $500,000 prize (1/13/17)

With purchase of park, Mass MoCA becomes UNO Center’s newest neighbor (1/12/17)

2017 could be breakthrough year for Mass MoCA (1/2/17)



Mass MoCA’s Building 6 Named Building of the Year (12/6/17)

Momentum Growing Locally Behind Outdoor Recreation Economy (11/14/17)

Cleanup, Remediation Part of Greylock Works Redevelopment (11/6/17)

‘Heart & Sass’ Central to North Adams’ Vibrant Renaissance (9/15/17)

World-Class Architect Climbs Aboard Model Railroad Museum (9/1/17)

Architect Gehry, Weld to Tour North Adams; 11 Projects to Be Unveiled (8/29/17)

North Adams Earns Cultural District Designation (8/30/17)

Mass MoCA Architects Propose Redevelopment of Windsor Mill (7/20/17)

North Adams Planners Review Motel Update, New Businesses (7/12/17)

North Adams Honored for ‘Putting the Berkshires on the Map’ (7/7/17)

MCLA Adds Two New Health-Related Majors (6/30/17)

North Adams Eagle Street Initiative Launches; Exchange Project Grows (5/19/17)

Mass MoCA’s Building 6 Opens May 28 (5/16/17)

North Adams a Canvas for Mass MoCA Art This Summer (5/16/17)

Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Tells MCLA Grads to ‘Get in the Way’ (5/13/17)

North Adams Planners Get Update on Greylock Works (5/9/17)

North Adams Authority Reviewing Sales Option for Heritage Park (5/6/17)

Richardello, Gaspardi-Febles Honored With Quinn Award (4/26/17)

MCLA Makes It Official With Inauguration of President Birge (4/21/17)

‘Farm to Hand’ Food Truck Wins MCLA’s First Entrepreneur Challenge (4/20/17)

North Adams’ Model Railroad Museum Eyes Sons of Italy Property (4/18/17)

Berkshire, Bennington Cultural Institutions Create ‘Art Country’ (4/6/17)

Mass MoCA Looking to Orient Visitors, Send Them Downtown (3/23/17)

Secretary Ash Tours Greylock Works Project (3/17/17)

North Adams Initiative Pursuing Eagle Street Crowdfunding Grant (3/10/17)

Alcombright’s Annual Address Touts Progress in North Adams (2/28/17)

North Adams Looks at Shorter Bike Trail Project (2/21/17)

North Adams Misses Out on Downtown Funding (2/22/17)

North Adams Looks at Shorter Bike Trail Project (2/21/17)

North Adams Will Know Small Business Voting Results Next Week (2/17/17)

Small Business Revolution Spending 2 Days in North Adams (1/13/17)

North Adams 2016 Year in Review (1/1/17)





Hinds, Tourism Committee See Outdoor Recreation As New Direction In Berkshires (9/26/17)

Frank Gehry Signs On For North Adams Model Railroad Museum (9/6/17)

TEDx Coming To North Adams (8/24/17)

MASS MoCA Director Joe Thompson Discusses Museum’s Expansion (5/22/17)

Crowdfunding Campaign To Beautify Eagle Street, North Adams (4/17/17)

North Adams, MA Is A Small Business Revolution Main Street Finalist (2/14/17)

Alcombright: North Adams Is On The Move (3/1/17)

North Adams The Focus Of National Small Business Competition (1/12/17)


Gluckman Tang reveals Heritage Park master plan linking Gehry and Nouvel designs (11/14/17)

Recipes for Downtown Success: What are Other Towns Doing to Revitalize Their Main Streets? Three Small Cities Share Their Success Stories (11/13/17)

Town and Country Magazine: Vacation Inspiration: 5 Best Places to Go in October (10/1/17)

The Boston Globe: Architect Frank Gehry to design proposed museum (9/1/17)

The New York Times: Frank Gehry to Design Museum for Architectural Gems (and Model Trains) (9/3/17)

PBS News Hour: Can a contemporary art mecca anchor this once-industrial town? (8/3/17)

Architectural Digest: Frank Gehry Is Designing a Museum Dedicated to Railroads and Contemporary Architecture (9/5/17) Gehry Partners Tapped to Replace Gluckman Tang for North Adams’ Extreme Model Railroad Museum (9/4/17)

The Architect’s Newspaper:  Gehry Partners to design Extreme Model Railroad Museum in Massachusetts (9/1/17) This small Mass. town isn’t famous yet, but will be, according to Travel + Leisure (6/28/17)

The New York Times: A Museum Where Giant Art Has Room to Breathe (5/26/17)

The Boston Globe: Mass MoCA thinks big with latest expansion (5/20/17)

MassLive:North Adams wins $25,000 grant to improve historic downtown street (5/13/17)

The City of North Adams created this video of Mayor Alcombright talking about the Arts and Culture in North Adams – featuring our new brand in the background!

Architectural Digest: The Art Capital of New England is a Former Factory Town (4/12/17)

1Berkshire: 1Berkshire Announces Winners of Esther Quinn Award (4/10/17)

The Boston Globe:  Mass MoCA talks expansion (2/9/17)