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Free Day 2018

Enjoy live music, make your own art, watch a pop-up performance, and hop on a gallery tour. A full schedule of activities (free for everyone who walks through the doors!) will be available here.

MASS MoCA opens the doors to its 250,000 sq. ft. of galleries free of charge, in its first Free Day since its critically hailed and award-winning expansion doubled the space for the museum’s visual arts exhibitions last May with long-term installations that include James Turrell, Laurie Anderson, Louise Bourgeois, Jenny Holzer, Gunnar Schonbeck, and Robert Rauschenberg. Free Day visitors will experience pop-up gallery performances, art-making, and live music in our freight elevator, in addition to immersive installations by Turrell, Anderson’s two virtual reality experiences, and Schonbeck’s world of instruments (no experience required to play).

Capping off the night with a ticketed performance in the Hunter Center at 8pm, Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen brings his collaborator, James Merle Thomas, performing as Quindar, to enliven the museum with solar landscapes and danceable songs.

Events

12-12:45pm Drop-in conversation with artist Barbara Ernst Prey
B6: The Robert W. Wilson Building Prow

12:45-1:05pm Artist Workshop: Draw Your Own MASS MoCA with artist Barbara Ernst Prey
B6: The Robert W. Wilson Building Prow

1:15pm Berkshire Dance Theater Performance
B6: The Robert W. Wilson Building 2nd floor

2pm Youth Alive Performance
B6: The Robert W. Wilson Building 2nd floor

3:30pm Sing-along and instrumentation led by Mark Stewart
Gunnar Schonbeck: No Experience Required

4-4:45pm Drop-in conversation with Barbara Ernst Prey
B6: The Robert W. Wilson Building Prow

4:45-5:05pm Artist Workshop: Draw Your Own MASS MoCA with Barbara Ernst Prey
B6: The Robert W. Wilson Building Prow

5pm Williams College Step Team Sankofa performance
B6: The Robert W. Wilson Building Prow

5:45pm Williams College Step Team Sankofa workshop
B6: The Robert W. Wilson Building Prow

Tour Schedule

  • 11:30am Liz Glynn: The Archaeology of Another Possible Future
  • 12pm Sol LeWitt
  • 12:30pm Thumbs Up for the Mothership and Jenny Holzer
  • 1pm B6: The Robert W. Wilson Building Highlights
  • 1pm Curator-led Tour
  • 1:30pm Liz Glynn: The Archaeology of Another Possible Future
  • 1:30pm Curator-led Tour
  • 2pm B6: The Robert W. Wilson Building Highlights
  • 2pm Sol LeWitt
  • 2:30pm B6: The Robert W. Wilson Building Highlights
  • 2:30pm Curator-led Tour
  • 3pm Thumbs Up for the Mothership and Jenny Holzer
  • 3:30pm Liz Glynn: The Archaeology of Another Possible Future
  • 4pm B6: The Robert W. Wilson Building Highlights

 

photo by Jason Reinhold

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