The Missing Piece: Building 6 Opens At MASS MoCA
Amy Krzanik reports from North Adams. You’ve read about it in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal and here, on our site. It’s Building 6, the 3-story refurbished factory building that’s adding 130,000 square feet of space to MASS MoCA, nearly doubling its total gallery size and allowing for artist workshops, performing artists’ support facilities, festival amenities and more. Thousands of people visited the museum’s campus on Sunday, May 28 for a first look at the building and exhibits by Laurie Anderson, Jenny Holzer, James Turrell, Joe Wardwell, the Louise Bourgeois Trust, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the estate of Gunnar Schonbeck and others. Pop-up performances throughout the day featured music by The Amherst String Quartet and Brooklyn United Marching Band, DJ Herbert Holler, and a Soundsuit celebration of dancing and drumming, choreographed by Williams College professor Sandra Burton, which culminated in Nick Cave’s Until exhibit. An evening performance by the band CAKE in Joe’s Field capped off the festivities.
Danielle Krcmar and Dana, Barron and JB Clancy pose in front of their friend Joe Wardwell’s Hello America: 40 Hits from the 50 States; Maggie Mitts, who works at Chesterwood in Stockbridge, and her mother, Marybeth Mitts, who works at Williams College.
Bob Faust, artist Nick Cave, Sandra Burton and the museum’s director, Joe Thompson.
Part of an exhibit by Jenny Holzer; one of the rooms in the James Turrell exhibit.
The dark room, created by Laurie Anderson; a closeup of Anderson’s work featured in an adjacent gallery.
Mark Anders, Zirwat Chowdhury, Paige Johnston, Karthik Pandian and Aaru.
The courtyard was packed with visitors enjoying the sunny weather.
The Brooklyn United Marching Band performs for an enthusiastic crowd.
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