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The Mecca at MASS MoCA

View of the brick facade with art banners displayed roof to ground between windows.TWO WEEKS AGO, the immersive art museum Mass MoCA in North Adams opened a monumental new facility known as Building 6, adding 130,000 square feet of exhibition and performance space and transforming a former industrial brownfields site into the largest contemporary art museum in the country. Stunning new installations by art superstars Laurie Anderson and James Turrell are packing in visitors. The repurposing of the former Sprague Electric Works, designed by the Cambridge architecture firm Bruner/Cott in all its rough-hewn magnificence, has met with rapturous reviews. It’s “a museum where giant art has room to breathe,” enthused The New York Times. Read more about the expansion at Mass MoCA >>