FreshGrass Lineup is Here

Are you ready for the best weekend of the year? The FreshGrass North Adams lineup is here, and it’s on fire. Dispatch (acoustic), Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Béla Fleck My Bluegrass Heart, Steep Canyon Rangers, Sarah Jarosz, and so many more. Grab your friends and get your tickets before prices increase tomorrow.

FreshGrass | North Adams
September 24-26


Skyspace at Dawn and Dusk

Reservations Open Friday, May 7, 12pm

It’s almost here — the opening of James Turrell’s largest free-standing circular Skyspace, titled C.A.V.U. Limited reservations for Skyspace at dawn and dusk will be available Thursdays-Sundays beginning on June 10.

At dawn and dusk, the oculus in the ceiling of the Skyspace will be open, framing the changing colors of the twilight or early morning sky while subtle interior lighting creates the illusion that the heavens are just beyond the viewer’s grasp.

Reservations for dawn and dusk on June 10-August 29 open on May 7 at 12pm. Please note, space is very limited. 

Skyspace will open during museum hours beginning May 29, with no reservations required.


Auditory After Hours: Tune-Yards

Saturday, May 8 & 15, 7pm, 7:30pm & 8pm

Incorporating themes from the duo’s March release, sketchy.Tune-Yards’ Auditory After Hours textures our expansive spaces with a joyful and danceable sound. Treat yourself and that special someone—significant other, best friend, mom—to a one-of-a-kind evening at MASS MoCA. Or dive into Auditory After Hours’ back catalogue and listen to a gallery soundscape from Sylvan Esso, Jason Moran, Kaki King, clipping, or LADAMA.


Deviant Fates: Ends in Care Times

Thursday, May 13, 11am EST

For Jupiter’s ingress into Pisces on May 13, CARE SYLLABUS guest curator Johanna Hedva will be in conversation with their dear friend, artist, and follower of the fates Constantina Zavitsanos, to discuss how queer and crip people persist through deviant forms of knowledge that approach fate as material to be de-, un-, in-, and re-formed.

This program launches Johanna Hedva’s guest-curated CARE SYLLABUS module, “Care in End Times.” A project of MASS MoCA and MCLA, CARE SYLLABUS is a justice-oriented public education and community resource featuring original text, visual media, recordings, and virtual live events by activists, artists, and academics.


The New North Adams Project

Assets for Artists and the Artist Impact Coalition

From MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists (A4A) and North Adams’ Artist Impact Coalition comes a new, more robust North Adams Project. When A4A started The North Adams Project in 2014 the goal was to attract artists to the North Adams region. The area now has a vibrant creative community, and the focus is shifting towards how to support artists in setting down deep, lasting roots in the Northern Berkshires. The New North Adams Project will provide grant funds, community networking, and in-kind support to a small cohort of artists who live or have studio space in North Adams; applications are due by June 14.


From Our Friends at MCLA

Do the Work of Anti-Racism

Inspired by artist Carrie Mae Weems’ Resist Covid / Take 6! campaign, Do the Work of Anti-Racism was created by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) students in response to Black, Brown, and Indigenous people of color (BBIPoC) voices on campus. Created by Intermediate Design students, under the direction of Professor of Art Melanie Mowinski and Director of the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center Erica Wall, the campaign aims to demonstrate allyship, accountability, and support. Learn more about Do the Work of Anti-Racism and purchase a letterpress print of the logo below. All proceeds benefit MCLA BBIPoC students through the Lift Ev’ry Voice Fund.


Joe Thompson “Yes” Fund

An immense thank-you to everyone who has contributed towards the establishment of the Joe Thompson “Yes” Fund so far, helping us raise $368,825 towards our goal of $400,000. We are only $31,175 away from meeting the goal, so if you haven’t yet contributed, and are in a position to do so, please consider donating whatever you’re able. Every single dollar counts.


Plan Your Visit

Through May 28
Thursdays–Mondays, 10am–5pm

May 29-September 6
Open every day, 10am–6pm

Advance, timed tickets required


What’s Now. What’s Next.


Glenn Kaino
Close To You
Martin Puryear
James Turrell
Wendy Red Star
Joe Wardwell
Laurie Anderson
Richard Nielsen
Gamaliel Rodríguez
Jenny Holzer
Skyspace (on view May 29)
You Walk… (on view May 29)


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.

Travel Advisory: Out-of-state visitors are advised to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in MA, produce a negative COVID test, or provide physical proof of vaccination dated at least 14 days prior to arrival.

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


MASS MoCA Support

Programming at MASS MoCA is made possible in part by the Barr Foundation, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and Mass Cultural Council.

Additional support is provided 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: James Turrell, Piz Uter, 2005. Walter A. Bechtler-Stifung for Hotel Castell, Zuoz, Switzerland. ©
James Turrell. Photo: Florian Holzherr. | Photo: Pooneh Ghana | ‘Do the Work of Anti-Racism’ logo designed by Eloise Baker, MCLA ’23. | Installation view of Glenn Kaino, In the Light of a Shadow, 2021. Photo: Tony Luong




AAQ / Resource: Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects