Do not attempt to adjust your radio. There is nothing wrong. The Prime Minister of Funk, George Clinton, is steering the Mothership into MASS MoCA for a special stop on his final tour at the helm of the everlasting P-Funk — at the invitation of exhibiting artists Allison Janae Hamilton and Trenton Doyle Hancock. Clinton, the soon-to-be-retired architect of Afrofuturism, is an artistic touchstone for Hancock, whose work is built around a deeply detailed mythology inspired by superheroes, science fiction, Greek myths, moral relativism, and religion. Hamilton, whose evocative Pitch is on view through March 17, named her work Atomic Dog for one of Clinton’s albums. A night of super-heroic and mystical funk touches down in North Adams.
What to Expect
This show is general admission standing room only. The preferred ticket area is located at the front of the venue. First check out some art before the show. Our galleries are stacked with fresh exhibitions. Then decide a dinner. Here is a list of nearby restaurants in downtown North Adams. Or choose from deliciousness right here in our museum campus: Lickety Split Cafe, Gramercy Bistro, Bright Ideas Brewing, and A-oK Berkshire Barbeque. This show is general admission standing room only. The preferred ticket area is located at the front of the venue. All preferred ticket holders receive free museum admission on the day of or day after the show.
This program is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Photo Courtesy of the Artist