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Shaun Leonardo: You Walk…

On View Beginning May 29

You walk… is an interactive installation by multi-disciplinary artist Shaun Leonardo, whose work was last on view in The Breath of Empty Space. Translating his performance practice into a participatory installation, Leonardo offers a series of visual and textual prompts — drawing from themes present in exhibitions on view throughout the museum — to invite us all to consider how we process and embody space, ideas, and connectivity.

You walk… is the inaugural exhibition in MASS MoCA’s newly established community engagement space, located within the Hunter Mezzanine, which will serve as a convening area for individual visitors, groups, staff, and artists.

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Date Night, MASS MoCA Style

Auditory After Hours: Tune-Yards

Saturday, May 1, 8 & 15, 7pm, 7:30pm & 8pm

“One of the most inventive and imaginative artists working today” (NPR), Tune-Yards’ talents are on vivid display with the premiere of its all-new, vocals-heavy gallery soundscape this weekend during Auditory After Hours. Incorporating themes from the duo’s March release, sketchy., the indie-pop tracks texture 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.

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Take Home a Holzer

Limited Artist Editions Donated by Jenny Holzer, Glenn Kaino, and More

The proceeds raised by your purchase will help ensure that MASS MoCA can continue to support and nurture groundbreaking, cross-disciplinary visual and performing artists. 

Only through April 30, 2pm EST

Jenny Holzer

A trio of hats
2021

$250

Free domestic shipping

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Glenn Kaino

The Roof is on Fire
2021

 

$275

Free domestic shipping

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Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Black people want/irony
2021

 

$225

Free domestic shipping

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Wendy Red Star

Dear Educated Crow
2021

 

$225

Free domestic shipping

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Kim Faler

Fancy
2021

$275

Free domestic shipping

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Bring Home MASS MoCA

Bid on Ledelle Moe, David Byrne, and More
Auction Closes Friday, April 30, 2pm EST

From Talking Heads frontman David Byrne — the first artist to exhibit at MASS MoCA, in 1996 — to recent Building 5 artist Ledelle Moe to the multimedia artist Clifford Ross, artists and collaborators from near and far have generously stepped up to support this year’s annual benefit auction. The donation of works by so many is particularly meaningful as we reflect on the past two decades of incredible programming during Joe Thompson’s 33-year tenure as Director of MASS MoCA.

Your support — and bids! — will help ensure that MASS MoCA can honor Joe’s legacy and continue the museum’s mission into the future.

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FreshGrass Festival
September 24-26

Lineup Drops Tomorrow, Prices Increase May 6

Tomorrow we unveil the musicians joining us this fall at our annual FreshGrass Festival. Teeming with old-school flair and young blood, titans and trailblazers, and international and local acts, expect nothing more than the most unforgettable weekend of music all year. Grab your friends and get your tickets before prices increase next week. 

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Joe Thompson “Yes” Fund

In honor of our founding director’s life’s work building a 
place where artists can dream big, we are establishing the 
Joe Thompson “Yes” Fund, which will directly support the museum’s mission to champion artists and art-making in all forms. Support by bidding in the benefit auction, purchasing a limited artist edition, or donating in any amount you choose.

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Plan Your Visit

Museum Hours
Thursdays–Mondays, 10am–5pm

Advance, timed tickets required
 

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What’s Now. What’s Next.

ON VIEW

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

NOTES FROM THE MILL

ICYMI: “‘It’s the Prelude to the Renaissance’: Actor Jesse Williams and Artist Glenn Kaino on Why Creatives of Color Can Experiment Like Never Before,” April 22, artnet news

Last week, artnet chatted with MASS MoCA exhibiting artist Glenn Kaino and actor Jesse Williams about how they met, how social justice fuels their creative projects, and why the current state of the cultural world is rife with possibilities for artists of color. Read the full article here.

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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.

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MASS MoCA Support

 

Major support for You Walk… is provided 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.

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: Ledelle Moe, Congregation, 2006-2019. Courtesy of the artist | Installation view of Glenn Kaino, In the Light of a Shadow, 2021. Photo: Tony Luong

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