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Mass MoCA To Open Building 6

Building 6 (Robert W. Wilson Building) at MASS MoCA
Sarah LaDuke

Mass MoCA in North Adams will double in size Sunday with the opening of Building 6.

The third phase of Mass MoCA’s development tacks on 130,000 square feet of interior renovations to the contemporary art museum’s 19th-century mill buildings in North Adams.

“Just real exciting times," Mayor Richard Alcombright says. “I mean to think about the City of North Adams will be hosting the largest museum for contemporary art in the country. I don't know where it puts us in the world but we are probably one of the top three in the world.”

Building 6 will house long-term exhibits by Robert Rauschenberg, James Turrell, Jenny Holzer, Laurie Anderson, and many others.

Galleries open at noon. Performances will include Williams College professor Sandra Burton choreographing “Soundsuit,” The Brooklyn United Marching Band, and rock group CAKE.

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