3hrs 45mins by car, 6hrs 30mins by train
Located in North Adams, Massachusetts amid the rolling countryside of Berkshire County, Mass MoCA takes up a rambling complex of former 19th-century factory buildings spread across 13 acres. Nearly 200,000 square feet is given over to exhibition space for contemporary art, but that’s not all: There’s an 850-seat theater, an outdoor concert area that can accommodate upwards of 9,000 people, plus an amphitheater, various rehearsal studios and artists’ workshops. That’s all on top of additional 200,000 square feet of space for “commercial tenants in creative industries.” In other words, there’s a lot of room for stuff to happen and it does with numerous shows, performance events, films and concerts. You'll want to check out "Glenn Kaino: In the Light of a Shadow," an immersive installation inside its football-field-sized Building 5 gallery that explores the power of collective action in forging a more just world.
Open Wednesdays-Mondays, 10am-5pm. 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, MA (massmoca.org, 413-662-2111)