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Let’s Slice Open the Biggest Contemporary Art Museum in the US

Compared to the swooping architecture of other fine-art institutions, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (aka Mass MoCA) is a hulking, big-boned anomaly. “We don’t just collect art and hang it on white walls,” says director Joseph Thompson. The cavernous complex displays works that couldn’t fit anywhere else. This spring, architecture firm Bruner/Cott & Associates unveiled the $65 million renovation of Building 6, making this the largest contemporary art museum in the US. The behemoth was sliced open to give artists—and visitors—a ton of elbow room. Read more about the largest contemporary art museum in North America >>