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An MRA update

It’s been awhile since I have posted any photos from The Miss Rockaway Armada’s ever changing installation Being Here is Better than Wishing We’d Stayed. I stopped by to examine the space a few minutes after the galleries opened this morning and was glad to see there was already a group young patrons wandering around in the gallery with wide eyes and even wider smiles.  When they found the spaceship area I heard one of them eagerly proclaim “I don’t want to leave EVER!”

Cheers,

Brittany

PS. If you haven’t bought your tickets to the Philip Glass conversation and performance on Friday, January 16, I highly recomend you do so ASAP.

Posted December 30, 2008 by Brittany Bishop
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Newshour Art Beat

Newshour just launched a new arts section of their website yesterday and we are delighted that Lewitt is the first entry.   They showed a portion of the slideshow last night on TV.

Posted December 16, 2008 by MASS MoCA
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Flickr Finds: Signage

Signs are everywhere. For the December Flickr Finds I chose photos that showed off our current signs and signs from our campus’ past life.

Please note all photos shown in Flickr Finds blogs retain the copyright of the original photographer. To learn more about the photographer and the licensing of their images, click on the photographer’s name to visit their Flickr profile or webpage.

From frankh

From rorris

From Alan Cordova

From Mia@Flickr

From D.M. Cook

From Ethan Bodnar

From kippy4918

The January Flickr Finds will feature photos of the hanging biospheres in the Badlands Exhibition like the one below.

From Lena Webb

Upload your biosphere photo to the MASS MoCA Flickr Group now. Your picture could be featured here next month.

Cheers,

Brittany

Posted December 15, 2008 by Brittany Bishop
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Imagination at work

Jo Edmondson who has been a Kidspace intern for the past half year or so will be leaving us soon and offers these reflections on her time at Kidspace and MASS MoCA.

Before we go into the museum let’s all take out our keys. Wait… you can’t find your key. Dig deeper, mine is bright orange with gold glitter, it is sticky and bendy. This key will be used to open our imaginations. Sometimes your key is on top of your head, or maybe sitting on your shoulder. Now that we all have our keys, let’s put on our big museum hats. My hat is three feet tall, black velvet, with red and orange polka dots, these hats will transform us to a new place. Today we are going to be transported into the sky, fly with the birds.

In my work at Kidspace I have tried to reflect diversity, global social issues, and our contemporary culture through the art that I teach; allowing students to express their own voice through their art and to question the world through observation of artists and their works. Art teaches us valuable lessons in life and a certain logic in thought process which can be translated to other areas of study. Kidspace provides children with a great sense of accomplishment and self esteem. We are in the business of stimulating the imagination and causing children to dare to dream.

Each child has brought something new to my life, a new question, a new answer, a new interpretation, a new perspective. If you watch close enough you will see a trail of magic dust follow each of children as they skip and explore the gallery space.

A magical pipe cleaner tree for caterpillars, a blue robins egg nest made from a coffee filter, a wire rollercoaster made for ants and of course a wood block with a painted circle, a portal to the universe.

This is what I take with me when I leave MASS MoCA, the stories of a world that exists in our imagination. In a time when life can be a little hard, when we are challenged as a community and as a people, it is important to learn from these kids. A little imagination and creativity can go a long way to making the world a better place.

Posted December 15, 2008 by MASS MoCA
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Shop HARDWARE Holiday Party is ON!

“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, nor the winds of change…”

The Shop HARDWARE Holiday Party is still happening tonight from 5-9 PM. Bring your family and friends for great bargains, products from local artists and craftspeople, and a whole lot of shopping fun (including a cash bar and refreshments)!

See you at the party!

Cheers,

Brittany

Posted December 11, 2008 by Brittany Bishop
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Love for LeWitt

Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing #999

Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing #999

We have been delighted to see so many glowing reviews of the Sol LeWitt Retrospective since we opened the new building last month. My Google Alert has been filled to the brim with reviews from bloggers and websites and we have amassed a collection of reviews from newspapers and magazines around the country.

Check out what the critics have to say about the installation:

Included here are links to some of our favorite reviews including Sebastian Smee’s review for The Boston Globe,  the review on art/design blog Cool Hunting, Holland Cotter’s review for The New York Times, and Richard Lacayo in Time, Andrea Shea’s piece on NPR, and Roger Catlin in The Hartford Courant.

We’d love to hear what you think of LeWitt.

Posted December 9, 2008 by Brittany Bishop
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