Blog Post by Michael Hotchkiss

It was my first time to MASS MoCA this past weekend and prior to it I wasn’t even aware that the place existed. An hour on the road seems a small price to pay when walking through the innermost galleries.

For those of you that don’t know, the buildings in which the art is housed were all once part of an old manufacturing plant, one that saw consistent change in the product being manufactured, but what’s more is that the product of this plant now seems to be stuck on art.

Upon arrival the museum itself seems somewhat abandoned in that it still maintains its longstanding shell, but what’s inside is a labyrinth of incredible artworks, interactive pieces and narrow, metal, enclosed bridges leading from one building to the next. The enormity of the building’s interior offers an adventure and the sanctity of art, is all there is to be found.