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Free Admission for All!

Coming in hot: MASS MoCA’s favorite day of the year. We’re talking art, art-making, artist talks, gallery tours, live music, pop-up gallery performances, a photo booth, and a ticketed concert by Quindar to cap it all off. There’s a whole lot more in store for our annual Free Day, when the museum is open and no admission is charged. Check out the day’s schedule here.

Saturday, January 20, 11am-7pm

Sponsored by MountainOne, Berkshire Gas, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services

“Houston? It’s MASS MoCA here. Quindar has landed.”

Fans of Wilco, NASA, and MASS MoCA’s mission to fuse the grooviest visual and performing arts: Rejoice. Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen and art historian buff James Merle Thomas are teaming up to revisit the golden days of space exploration. In this beat-the-winter-blues intergalactic blast, the duo (performing as Quindar) tightly choreographs synthy jams and futuristic house beats to footage and recordings from NASA’s earliest manned missions. Playful at times and tear-jerking at others, here’s your second chance to see Quindar if you missed ’em at Solid Sound.

Saturday, January 20, at 8pm, following MASS MoCA’s annual Free Day (galleries open 11am–7pm)

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Sponsored by The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA

Peak ice-skating as high art

“A singer’s natural home is on the stage. But the vocalist and composer Alicia Hall Moran’s newest piece lives on the rink.” — The New York Times 

In the 1988 Calgary Olympics, a year before the Berlin Wall collapsed, Debi Thomas, representing America, faced off on the ice-skating rink against East Germany’s Katarina Witt. Performing to the same music, the showdown wasn’t merely a battle for gold — it symbolized the fight between the East and the West, communism and capitalism. On January 27, mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran, herself a former figure skater, brings the story to life in this theatrical fantasy, when she’s joined on stage by the fearless NYC jazz trio Harriet Tubman. It’s ice-rink drama as alt-opera. A MASS MoCA first!

Saturday, January 27, at 8pm

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This program is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is sponsored by The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA.

Son Lux to the max

If Rafiq Bhatia’s name doesn’t ring a bell, Son Lux should. (And if it doesn’t, educate your fine selves here.) Heralded as “the world’s most lethal band” by NPR and described as “thrilling…an ideal synthesis of contemporary forms” by The Wall Street Journal, Son Lux melds jazz, electronica, soul, and pop into enthralling yet minimal arrangements. Bhatia, who anchors that three-member trip-hop group, appears here on February 10 with a new trio, unexpected improvisations, and riffs you’ll be humming on your car ride home. Our friend and neighbor George Lanford of Javelin opens the evening.

Saturday, February 10, at 8pm

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Sponsored by the Hans and Kate Morris Fund for New Music

Say you did.

A wedding under Spencer Finch’s breathtaking Cosmic Latte will render your guests starry-eyed. An exchange of vows under our upside-down trees will find you head over heels in love. Dancing the night away in a Sol LeWitt gallery will fill your wedding party with awe. We know our weddings. Click here to make your big day truly extraordinary.

WHAT’S NEXT

 

January 20
Quindar

January 27
Alicia Hall Moran

February 10
Rafiq Bhatia

February 15
POLIÇA / s a r g a z e

February 24
Sinkane

March 3
CJ Field

March 10
Godspeed You! Black Emperor

March 16 and 17
High Mud Comedy Fest

March 24 and 25
Bon Iver & TU Dance

March 29
Ask the Sexpert

March 31
Sylvan Esso

April 5
Gulîstan, Land of Roses

April 7
Okwui Okpokwasili

April 12
Babylon Dreamers

April 14
Trio Da Kali

April 19
True Conviction

April 21
Radha Blank

April 28
Ephrat Asherie

May 5
Zemog El Gallo Bueno

May 12
Mudbound

 

IN THE GALLERIES

 

James Turrell: Into the Light
On view now

Jenny Holzer
On view now

Laurie Anderson
On view now

Louise Bourgeois
On view now

Gunnar Schonbeck:
No Experience Required 

On view now

Robert Rauschenberg 
On view now

Dawn DeDeaux and Lonnie Holley: 
Thumbs up for the Mothership

On view now

Liz Glynn: The Archaeology of Another Possible Future
On view now

Cavernous: The Inner Life of Courage
On view now in Kidspace

Spencer Finch: Cosmic Latte
On view now

Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective 
On view now

In the Abstract
On view now

Chris Domenick: 5 O D A Y S
On view now​

The Half-Life of Love
On view through March 25

Elizabeth King: Radical Small
On view through January 22

Tanja Hollander: Are you really my friend?
On view through February 11

Steffani Jemison: Plant You Now, Dig You Later
On view through March 4

Franz West: Les Pommes d’Adam
Seasonal; closed for the winter

Anselm Kiefer
Seasonal; closed for the winter

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