Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111

Mission:
MASS MoCA seeks to catalyze and support the creation of new art, expose our visitors to bold visual and performing art in all stages of production, and re-invigorate the life of a region in socioeconomic need.

Or if you're looking for a fuller statement:

If conventional museums are boxes, MASS MoCA is an open platform a welcoming place that encourages dynamic interchange between making and presenting art, between the visual and performing arts, and between our extraordinary historic factory campus and the patrons, workers and tenants who again inhabit it.

We at MASS MoCA work hard to make the whole cloth of art-making, presentation and participation a seamless continuum. Performing arts residencies offer well-equipped and professionally staffed technical facilities and stages, and a sophisticated, diverse and sympathetic audience for new work especially technically complex work that requires generous allocations of time and space impossible in conventional theatrical settings. Likewise, MASS MoCA's vast galleries and expert fabrication staff give visual artists the tools and time to create works of scale and duration impossible to realize in the time and space-cramped conditions of most museums. We endeavor to expose our audiences to all stages of art production; rehearsals, sculptural fabrication, and developmental workshops are frequently on view to the public, as are finished works of art.

If MASS MoCA's mission is to foster and present exciting new work of the highest quality in all media and in all phases of its production we also work hard to position the arts as a vibrant catalyst for community revitalization: indeed, the creation of new markets, good jobs and the long-term enrichment of a region in economic need is one of MASS MoCA's driving purposes. We at MASS MoCA are convinced that advancement of the arts, increased tourism and community participation, and regional economic redevelopment are mutually reinforcing and inextricably linked, and we act forcefully on that belief. The arts create and bestow community identity. Identity rallies hope, productivity, pride and economic vibrancy. These are the base conditions for a healthy community; they cannot be created, however, without risk, creativity, adventure, and the willingness to embrace the new. This is the heart and soul of MASS MoCA's mission. 


Upcoming Events at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Saturday, Dec 16, 2017 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Sunday, Dec 17, 2017 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Friday, Dec 22, 2017 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Saturday, Dec 23, 2017 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Sunday, Dec 24, 2017 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Tuesday, Dec 26, 2017 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Thursday, Dec 28, 2017 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Saturday, Dec 30, 2017 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Sunday, Dec 31, 2017 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Monday, Jan 1, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Thursday, Jan 4, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Friday, Jan 5, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Saturday, Jan 6, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Sunday, Jan 7, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Monday, Jan 8, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Saturday, Jan 13, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Sunday, Jan 14, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Friday, Jan 19, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Saturday, Jan 20, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Monday, Jan 22, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Friday, Jan 26, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Monday, Jan 29, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Thursday, Feb 1, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Friday, Feb 2, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Monday, Feb 5, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Thursday, Feb 8, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Friday, Feb 9, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Monday, Feb 12, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 10:00am
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Polica and Stargaze

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 8:00pm
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Friday, Feb 16, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Monday, Feb 19, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Friday, Feb 23, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Monday, Feb 26, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Friday, Mar 2, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Sunday, Mar 4, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Monday, Mar 5, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Thursday, Mar 8, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Friday, Mar 9, 2018 at 10:00am
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 at 10:00am
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Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 at 8:00pm
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Exhibition: Liz Glynn - The Archaeology of Another Possible Future

Sunday, Mar 11, 2018 at 10:00am
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
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