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At MASS MoCA. August 7, 2012

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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A drive-by shooting at MASS MoCA, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in our neighbor to the west, North Adams.

This sprawling complex was once the Sprague Electric manufacturing facility, and has been brilliantly re-purposed as the Bastard Progeny of M.C. Escher and Lewis Carroll.  Visitors to this extraordinary venue should expect the unexpected, such as this resident installation in their front dooryard:

Years after first seeing these inverted maple trees, I still chuckle at them.  🙂

And woe to those who shop at the on-site Hudson’s Antiques, who may indeed go home with more than they bargained for:

Hey, the price is right…

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1. Cathy - August 8, 2012

i was just there a couple of weeks ago and posted a few pics, too! musingsinmayhem.wordpress.com. 🙂 wish i’d know we were so close!

2. littlebangtheory - August 8, 2012

Hi Cathy. Yeah, I’m thirty-five minutes east of there, right on Route 2 – sorry to have missed you!

Glad to hear you enjoyed MASS MoCA, though I understand the difficulties of “museuming” with little kids.

When my girls were that age, one loved this place, the other loved the classical offerings at The Clark in Williamstown, so we’d make a day of it and visit both places!

Cathy - August 9, 2012

i used to love driving up to the clark for a respite from the rock and mostly just stare at the degas bronze ballerina, one of my favorite pieces of art ever.

if i’m up that wasy again in the not too distant future, maybe we can get some coffee. i’ll let you know ahead of time.


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