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The Research & Development Store

 

  • Special Event

  • Wednesday–Friday, 12–6pm; Saturday, 10am–6pm; Sunday–Monday, 12–6pm; & Before Live Events
  • Free for all
  • The Research & Development Store

The new R&D Store combines gallery and retail space focused on exhibiting, producing, and procuring affordable contemporary artist editions and books of the highest quality. Hosting author events, book and record launches, and intimate performances, the R&D Store’s nimble model of public programming advances and supports MASS MoCA’s creative impact and mission.

Entrance and all program tickets are free to all; registration strongly recommended.

Upcoming Events


Thursday, September 28, 5pm
MARIKA MAIJALA: ARTIST TALK & DEMO WITH GARY LICHTENSTEIN EDITIONS
Preceding her appearance at the 2023 Brooklyn Book Festival, Marika Maijala joins us for an artist talk, book launch for Rosie Runs (Elsewhere Editions, 2023) & hands-on silkscreen “pull” with Gary Lichtenstein Editions.

Thursday, October 19, 5pm
M.R. O’CONNOR: IGNITION
A co-sponsored event with the Council on the Uncertain Human Future for the book launch of M.R. O’Connor’s new book Ignition on the powerful phenomenon of wildfire.

Past Events


Thursday, August 3, 6-8pm
ISAAC FITZGERALD: DIRTBAG, MASSACHUSETTS
Isaac Fitzgerald comes to MASS MoCA to speak about his book, Dirtbag, Massachusetts, and his ongoing search for forgiveness, a more far-reaching vision of masculinity, and a more expansive definition of family and self.

Thursday, August 10, 6-8pm
KERRI SCHLOTTMAN: TELL ME ONE THING
Kerri Schlottman’s latest book Tell Me One Thing follows art-photographer Quinn whose photograph of backwoods, 9-year old Lulu smoking a cigarette while sitting on the lap of a trucker launches both into infamy.

Thursday, August 17, 6-8pm
XTINA PARKS: ROAM
Join MASS MoCA Senior Curator, Susan Cross for a conversation and book signing with fine art photographer Xtina Parks. Park’s new book, ROAM, represents 13 years of work throughout the African Continent, capturing the magnificence and magnitude of its’ wildlife, people, and landscapes.

Saturday, August 26, 4-6pm
DONNA KOZLOSKIE & BEN SISARIO: 33 1/3
Join us before the Pixies/Modest Mouse/Cat Power concert for a lively reading, discussion and book signing from two authors from the acclaimed 33 1/3 book series, that Pitchfork says, “not only expands how we define the concept of an album but reconsiders the very notion of what constitutes pop music itself’.

Thursday, August 31, 6-8pm
HOLLY LYNTON: BARE HANDED
Join MASS MoCA Senior Curator, Susan Cross for a conversation with American photographer Holly Lynton. Lynton’s first book, Bare Handed, presents a nuanced portrait of rural life throughout 21st-century America.