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Dré Wapenaar: Pavilion

  • Exhibition

  • Closed for the season, on view spring 2023
  • Dré Wapenaar Pavilion

Originally installed in association with NL: A Season of Dutch Arts in the Berkshires, 2007.

Dutch artist and designer Dré Wapenaar’s multi-colored Pavilion provides a shady respite for daytime visitors and evening revelers during the spring, summer, and fall. Located at the center of the MASS MoCA factory campus in Courtyard C, the outdoor social sculpture of colorful overlapping canopies has become home to many MASS MoCA events, performances, and concerts.

Click here to read The New York Times review of NL: A Season of Dutch Arts in the Berkshires.

The installation marks Wapenaar’s second visit to North Adams. In 2004, as part of The Interventionists, he exhibited his Buckminster Fuller-inspired Birthing Tent (2003) and his Death Bivouac (2002). His inhabitable artworks use the tent form to suggest new social arrangements. The installation is closed in the winter.

The opening celebration was held June 15, 2007.