Auditory After Hours: Kaki King

Saturday, March 6, 13, & 20
7pm, 7:30pm & 8pm

One of the best guitar players the world’s ever seen, Kaki King is a genre unto herself. Last at MASS MoCA in 2019 for a residency and sold-out preview performance, this “guitar god’s” (Rolling Stone) sound now returns for our next Auditory After Hours. Created and recorded specifically for wandering MASS MoCA’s art-filled spaces, King’s all-new never-before-heard gallery soundscape proves her genius goes far beyond the strings. From ethereal guitar loops to high-voltage drums, it’s a journey into the recesses of musical mastery—your ears won’t know what’s hit them.

On Sale: Friday, February 19, 12pm




Glenn Kaino: In the Light of a Shadow

On view April 3

Inspired by the connection between protests from across the globe, Glenn Kaino’s exhibition, In the Light of a Shadow—on view beginning April 3—will span the entirety of MASS MoCA’s signature football-field-sized Building 5 gallery. Upon entering, viewers step into a galaxy, immersed and surrounded by moving shadows. As they make their way through the space, Kaino places viewers in the footsteps of protests past and present, from the “Bloody Sunday” events of Selma, Alabama, and Derry, Northern Ireland to 2020’s demonstrations in response to the murder of George Floyd. Exploring the power of collective action in forging a more just world, the installation is ultimately about remembering the past and forging a hopeful path forward.




Auditory After Hours: Jason Moran

Saturday, February 20, 7pm, 7:30pm & 8pm

With music in your ears, Sol LeWitt becomes a whole new experience for the eyes.

Murray Whyte, The Boston Globe

Put down the puzzle, turn off the livestream, and listen…to the art. Jason Moran merges the visual and the sonic in an Auditory After Hours specially designed for and inspired by Sol LeWitt’s groundbreaking wall drawings. Moran’s pieces “meander, loose and lush. As you look and listen, there’s a shiver, and a realization. There’s something profound in this meeting of opposites that works beyond form” (The Boston Globe). No matter how many times you’ve made your way through the LeWitt gallery maze, you’ve never done it like this.

Now available: dive into the Auditory After Hours back catalogue and listen to Clipping or Sylvan Esso’s recent soundscapes. Just speak with the event staff when you arrive on the night of, to gain access to these past Auditory After Hours.

Advance, timed tickets required




Educator Resource:

Curriculum Takeover for Black Lives Matter

Co-developed by Berkshire County youth and artist Shaun Leonardo

During Black History Month and throughout the year, we’ll be pointing educators and students to the Curriculum Takeover for Black Lives Matter, co-developed by Berkshire County youth and artist Shaun Leonardo. Inspired by the artist’s series, The Breath of Empty Space—on view August 2020-January 2021—the three-part curriculum was developed over a series of virtual conversations during the fall of 2020. This arts-based Black Lives Matter curricular intervention provides virtual teaching resources where students can direct their own and their peers’ learning around racial injustice.

Created by students for students, explore the Curriculum Takeover resources including a call to submit student work for consideration in a public Black Lives Matter billboard this spring!


Winter Break at MASS MoCA

Museum Hours
Thursdays–Mondays, 10am–5pm

Kidspace is always free for all visitors, with in-person scavenger hunts and a take-home art activity available on weekends and during winter break week. Advance, timed reservations are required.


MASS MoCA From Home

All (virtual) things MASS MoCA

Spend your winter break week with us, even when you’re not here 😉

Sol LeWitt in 3D

Virtual tour




A film by Maxine Lyle and Jordan Crawford



Constellation Creations

Virtual art-making



Creating Lithographs at Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts with Wendy Red Star






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What’s Now. What’s Next.

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MASS MoCA From Home
Glenn Kaino (on view April 3)
James Turrell
Kissing through a Curtain
Ad Minoliti
Wendy Red Star
Close to You (on view April 3)
Gamaliel Rodríguez
Joe Wardwell 

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From our friends at The Clark comes the most recent episode of the In the Foreground podcast in which Caroline Fowler speaks with with recent MASS MoCA artist Genevieve Gaignard. Titled “‘Unpacking My Identity’: Genevieve Gaignard on Race in America and the Impossibility of Home,” in the episode Genevieve reflects on her experience moving back to rural Massachusetts for an artist residency during the pandemic and discusses her 2020 exhibition A Long Way from Home. Listen at clarkart.edu/podcast.

The health and safety of all MASS MoCA visitors, staff, and artists are our top priority. Advanced timed tickets, masks, and social distancing are all required while visiting.

Visitors from high-risk states are required to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in MA or produce a negative COVID test, even if they have been vaccinated.

Learn more about the safety measures MASS MoCA has in place here and read our COVID Courtesy Code here.


MASS MoCA Support

Support for In the Light of a Shadow is provided in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Programming at MASS MoCA is made possible in part by the Barr Foundation, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and Mass Cultural Council.MASS MoCA is also supported by the New England Foundation for the Arts through the New England Arts Resilience Fund, part of the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund, an initiative of the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with major funding from the federal CARES Act from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Images: Abigail Scholl, BART Charter School | Image courtesy of the artist | Perfectly Clear (Ganzfeld), 1991 gift of Jennifer Turrell © James Turrell, photo by Florian Holzherr

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