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Special Events

MASS MoCA offers some of the most dramatic and creative spaces in Berkshire County to host your special event both indoors and outdoors. This 19th-century renovated factory setting (on the National Register of Historic Places), now home to an ever-changing collection of exciting contemporary art, provides a unique atmosphere while allowing you to customize the space to fit your own vision. Selecting MASS MoCA as a site for your wedding reception, ceremony, seated dinner, or other special occasion is a unique way to support MASS MoCA while ensuring that your event has a distinctive cultural dimension.

Available spaces:

Museum Lobby and Courtyards:

Capacity: 200

  • The expansive lobby features historic mill columns, beautiful glass loggia, beautiful hardwood floors, and a dramatic entryway.
  • The front courtyard offers views of the clocktower and a dramatically lit outdoor art installation, Tree Logic by artist Natalie Jeremijenko, not to mention beautiful textural elements: cobblestones, grassy steps, and 19th-century brick half walls.
  • In the private central courtyard, there is a terrace that is shaded by an artistic tent designed by renowned Dutch sculptor Dré Wapenaar.


Museum Galleries:

Capacity: from 30 to 500, depending on conservation requirements of specific exhibitions

  • Galleries range from intimate spaces to soaring three-story cathedral-like spaces
  • Stylish yet simple settings featuring contemporary art that inspires, challenges, and entertains
  • Hardwood floors, brick walls, white walls, 19th-century patinas, historic windows – the galleries offer a variety of ambiances to choose from


Sol LeWitt Building:

Capacity: 50 for a seated dinner, 140 for a ceremony, 200 for a cocktail reception

  • Light-filled galleries afford beautiful views of the Berkshire mountains and MASS MoCA’s historic courtyards.
  • The galleries feature three floors of wall drawings by one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.
  • The Sol LeWitt Retrospective is a collaboration of Williams College, MASS MoCA, and Yale University.


Building 8 (3-season):

Capacity: 120

  • This unique unrenovated space harkens back to 19th-century mill space
  • The light-filled room (ideal for a long farm table or two) offers beautiful views of birch trees, the Hoosic River, and MASS MoCA courtyards, with views of the mountains


Joe’s Field (seasonal):   New! Outdoors!

Capacity: 600

  • 3.5-acre field for a tented wedding (the field is large enough for any size tent)
  • Located deep in the 19th-century complex, with views of surrounding mountains
  • Meander past outdoor art, the Hoosic River, and small historic mill sheds to reach the field
  • Home of MASS MoCA’s famed summer music festival with Wilco

Special events are available to museum members at the Contemporary Circle level or higher.  Availability is subject to conservation requirements and the MASS MoCA program schedule.  Indoor events cannot begin until 2 hours after the museum closes.

MASS MoCA’s preferred caterers are Mezze Catering (catering@mezzeinc.com, 413.458.8745), Gramercy Bistro (gramercycatering@gmail.com, 413.663.5300), and Lickety Split (lickety_split@roadrunner.com, 413.346.4560).   All can provide a wide variety of options -- hors d’oeuvres to multi-course meals, buffets to plated dinners.

For information contact Rebecca Wehry at 413.664.4481 x 8157 or email at rwehry@massmoca.org.


   
 
 
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