MASS MoCA  
CURRENT    • UPCOMING    • ONGOING    • OPENING    • ARCHIVES    • SOL LEWITT RETROSPECTIVE
ALL    • MUSIC    • THEATER    • DANCE    • FILM    • FILM WITH LIVE MUSIC    • DANCE PARTIES    • KIDS
HOURS    • DIRECTIONS    • GROUPS    • DINING    • LODGING    • BERKSHIRES    • REAL ESTATE    • TICKETS    • PODCASTS
MISSION    • HISTORY    • FACTS    • LEADERSHIP    • CONTACT    • RENTALS    • LEASE SPACE    • JOBS    • FAQ    • TEACHERS
   
 

Bang on a Can Super-Fans Arrive from Belgium

Today, we spoke briefly to two contemporary music-loving patrons at a Bang on a Can recital. They have traveled to MASS MoCA from Belgium to soak up every part of the Summer Music Festival.

Super-fans

What are your names?

Ariane and Rorbert. (Ariane speaking) I am a musician and an artist. I use cello and singing for healing – art therapy. Robert is not an artist, but we both enjoy music very much. Music is so important to us.

 

Where are you from?

We came from Belgium to the United States (to North Adams) for the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival. We are spending 1 month here. 1 week of this time we spent in NYC.

 

How did you hear about Bang on a Can?

We have known Bang on a Can for 5 or 6 years. We first saw Michael Gordon’s Timber years ago in Denmark. We also attended a performance of Steve Reich and Bang on a Can’s music in Toronto, Canada. We love music. We especially like to hear minimalist music.

 

What has been your favorite performance from Bang on a Can so far?

We loved Ken Thomson’s recital in the galleries. We discovered him at this concert; we did not know his music before. We also very much enjoyed Todd Reynold’s performance on violin. His harmonies are so beautiful.

 

What are you most looking forward to at Bang on a Can?

We are very excited for the concert at Windsor Lake, on Wednesday, July 25. That will be interesting.


 

Posted July 23, 2012 by MASS MoCA
Filed under Bang on a Can, BLOG, Patron Blog
1 Comment »

Digg | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Blinklist | Furl | reddit

LIVE FREE Day Blogging

3862787500_e5ee53e7a0

Photo by Jesse Santana

Wondering what’s happening at MASS MoCA FREE Day right now? Check out the comments below for up-to-the-minute visitors reactions to the museum, the day, and what they have seen so far. You can also keep track of the event on twitter by searching for the hashtag #MMFREEday.

Posted February 13, 2010 by Brittany Bishop
Filed under BLOG, North Adams, Patron Blog
30 Comments »

Digg | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Blinklist | Furl | reddit

Patron Blog: LeWitt Retrospective

One of Sol LeWitt’s personal assistants Eric Litke sent us the following blog with his thoughts about the new LeWitt Retrospective in Building #7.

As an assistant to Sol in Chester, CT for 5 years (2001-6) the new facility at MASS MoCA has special significance for me. Though its existence is in one sense counter to the original temporal intentions of the wall drawings, Sol understood and embraced (and was no doubt amused by) these sorts of surrounding contradictions, and let the work grow beyond it’s original parameters. Having Building #7 as a 25-year locus for the wall drawing’s legacy is essential, and it’s clearly a success thanks to wise planning and absolutely impeccable execution. (My personal biases make me want to see some of the c.1998-2005 color works replaced with more key ‘scribble’ works of the last few years, but this is minor.)  Sol’s 35-year course of discovery with the wall drawings culminated in a rich re-invention of the pencil line in space. I look forward to witnessing all the selections at MASS MoCA from this vital body of work repeatedly in the years to come.

I’ve included a link to some personal photos which may be of interest and amusement.

Eric Litke

Posted April 16, 2009 by Brittany Bishop
Filed under BLOG, Exhibitions, LeWitt, Patron Blog
Leave a comment »

Digg | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Blinklist | Furl | reddit

A studio visit with Timothy Nazzaro

One of the big advantages to working at such a cool institution is that the other staff members and I get the opportunity to know really amazing, talented people.  Last week I stopped by photographer Timothy Nazzaro’s studio/darkroom to take a peek at a few of his upcoming projects.

After seeing his space/work I was eager to share it all with you, luckily he gave me permission to post a few of his photos. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted April 1, 2009 by Brittany Bishop
Filed under BLOG, North Adams, Patron Blog
2 Comments »

Digg | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Blinklist | Furl | reddit

Patron Blog: Youth Inspired by MASS MoCA

Below is an e-mail we received from one of our patrons. We are glad to know that visiting MASS MoCA had such a dramatic effect on these visitors and inspired them to create their own art.

Dear MASS MoCA,

I am a friend and mentor to Peter, age 11 yrs and a 5th grade student in Old Deerfield, Ma. For several years we’ve gotten together weekly for a variety of activities here in Western MA. To be candid, Peter is far more interested in baseball, his two dogs and cheeseburgers (maybe even math and science) than modern art. With some reluctance he agreed to visit your institution with me this past week on 3/19/08. As the Kidspace was in transition, his reaction was based entirely on the “adult” experience that MASS MoCA offers.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted March 24, 2009 by Brittany Bishop
Filed under BLOG, Exhibitions, Patron Blog
Leave a comment »

Digg | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Blinklist | Furl | reddit

Patron Blog: Miss Rockaway

When a patron visits our galleries we try to give them many opportunities to share their thoughts with us during and after the visit. One of the ways we do this is by giving visitors a chance to write their own blog entry. Below is an entry we received about Being Here is Better than Wishing We’d Stayed, an exhibition by The Miss Rockaway Armada. Feel free to leave a comment about your own experiences and thoughts about the exhibition at the bottom of this post.

Cheers,

Brittany

Photo from albany tim on Flickr

Written by Kim Gutschow

The Rockaway Armada truly sings and shines. What a great space to enage kids, parents, free-form creativity. Finally, a wall in a museum one can scribble on!! For the frustrated artist, tired parent, or jaded museum goer, a visit to Rockaway will refresh and reinvigorate.

But, why oh why, don’t the typewriters work well? I had a poem all set to go, but no ribbon. But myabe that was the point. As Thoreau said, “Much is published, but little is printed” – meaning so little of true worth, true poetry comes to the page.

Posted March 4, 2009 by Brittany Bishop
Filed under BLOG, Exhibitions, Patron Blog
Leave a comment »

Digg | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Blinklist | Furl | reddit


   
 
MASS MoCA