mass moca http://wamc.org en Darren Waterston's "Filthy Lucre" At MASS MoCA http://wamc.org/post/darren-waterstons-filthy-lucre-mass-moca <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Painter <a href="http://www.darrenwaterston.com/">Darren Waterston's</a> installation <em>Filthy Lucre</em> is the centerpiece of <em>Uncertain Beauty</em>, his new exhibition at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> in North Adams, MA (on view through January 2015). It is a contemporary re-imagining of James McNeill Whistler's 1876 decorative masterpiece <em>Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room</em>.</p><p>A soundscape featuring voice and cello composed by the New York-based trio <a href="http://www.hellobetty.com/">BETTY</a> can be heard intermittently through the space, punctuating the silence with hauntingly beautiful reverberations.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 88384 at http://wamc.org Darren Waterston's "Filthy Lucre" At MASS MoCA Northern Berkshire Cultural Organizations Aim For Shared Success http://wamc.org/post/northern-berkshire-cultural-organizations-aim-shared-success <p>The cultural attractions of the northern Berkshires have laid out their plans for the upcoming summer.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 86277 at http://wamc.org Northern Berkshire Cultural Organizations Aim For Shared Success Body/Head at MASS MoCA On 3/15 http://wamc.org/post/bodyhead-mass-moca-315 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Since cutting the first <a href="http://www.sonicyouth.com/">Sonic Youth</a> demos three decades ago, Kim Gordon has delivered a new boundary-breaking project every year, in every manner of art and music.</p><p>This Saturday night she’ll perform in the Hunter Center at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> in North Adams, MA in a deeply improvisational duo, <a href="http://www.bodyheadmusic.com/">Body/Head</a>, that pairs her propelling guitar and vocals with free-noise guitarist Bill Nace.</p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 85820 at http://wamc.org Body/Head at MASS MoCA On 3/15 MASS MoCA Prepares For Next Phase http://wamc.org/post/mass-moca-prepares-next-phase <p>The <a href="http://www.massmoca.org/" target="_blank">Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art</a> in North Adams is embarking on its next expansion phase.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:05:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 85523 at http://wamc.org MASS MoCA Prepares For Next Phase Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil At MASS MoCA http://wamc.org/post/izhar-patkin-wandering-veil-mass-moca <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil</em> is a survey of works by the Israeli-born, New York-based artist Izhar Patkin. The show is currently on display at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> in North Adams, MA - filling their largest gallery space with works from Patkin’s 30-year career.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:32:01 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 81969 at http://wamc.org Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil At MASS MoCA North Adams Chamber Of Commerce Expanding http://wamc.org/post/north-adams-chamber-commerce-expanding <p>Capping its first year, the <a href="http://www.northadamschamber.com/home.aspx" target="_blank">North Adams Chamber of Commerce</a> is taking its next step in helping to revitalize the city.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 23:26:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 80516 at http://wamc.org North Adams Chamber Of Commerce Expanding Tune for Today http://wamc.org/post/tune-today-148 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>"Teach Me To Know" - <a href="http://www.thelonebellow.com/">The Lone Bellow</a>, playing this Saturday at the <a href="http://www.freshgrass.com">FreshGrass Festival</a> at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> in North Adams, MA.</p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:26:00 +0000 73776 at http://wamc.org Tune for Today Julia Wolfe's "Steel Hammer" at the 12th Annual Bang on a Can Summer Musica Festival at MASS MoCA http://wamc.org/post/julia-wolfes-steel-hammer-12th-annual-bang-can-summer-musica-festival-mass-moca <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The 12th Annual <a href="http://www.bangonacan.org">Bang on a Can</a> Summer Music Festival at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> is taking place through August 3rd. The three-week intensive residency program of public performances, recitals, and lectures will be attended by over 50 cutting-edge composers and performers from around the globe, including 37 fellows selected from a pool of over 250 applicants from 17 countries.</p><p>Festival highlights this year include the Composer Premiere Concert on Monday, July 29 showcasing brand new works written by the Summer Festival composition fellows; the 12th annual Bang on a Can Marathon at MASS MoCA, featuring more than fifty musicians and composers in six hours of non-stop, music, which closes the Festival on Saturday, August 3 and the Bang on a Can All-Stars and special guests performing Julia Wolfe’s evening-length art ballad,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=823"><em>Steel Hammer</em></a>, this Saturday, July at 8pm in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA.</p><p>Julia Wolfe founded Bang on a Can in 1987 with Michael Gordon and David Lang and she joins us to talk about the festival and about <em>Steel Hammer</em>.</p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 69903 at http://wamc.org Julia Wolfe's "Steel Hammer" at the 12th Annual Bang on a Can Summer Musica Festival at MASS MoCA 2013 Solid Sound Festival - Lucius http://wamc.org/post/2013-solid-sound-festival-lucius <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Our time as an official presence here at <a href="http://www.solidsoundfestival.com">Solid Sound</a> is nearly at an end. But before we go - we’re going to really get you revved up for the festivities by letting you get to know <a href="http://ilovelucius.com">Lucius</a>.</p><p>They are a fabulous band with a catchy indie-pop sound and we are very excited that they are joining us this morning.</p><p>The members of the band are Jess Wolfe, Holly Laessig, Danny Molad and Peter Lalish, and Andrew Burri and they join us to talk and to perform live.</p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:40:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 67549 at http://wamc.org 2013 Solid Sound Festival - Lucius 2013 Solid Sound Festival - Culinary Events http://wamc.org/post/2013-solid-sound-festival-culinary-events <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Food is a major part of any successful weekend long festival. Solid Sound will have amazing food (and drink) all weekend long. We’re going to learn now about a couple of individual super-special </span>curated<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> culinary</span><a href="http://www.solidsounadfestival.com/activities/foodevents/" style="line-height: 1.5;"> events</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> - the proceeds from which will benefit the education programs here at MASS </span>MoCA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>We are joined by Jodi Joseph, MASS MoCA’s Director of Communications; Nancy Thomas, Owner of <a href="http://www.mezzeinc.com/">Mezze Inc.</a> restaurant group and co-producer of MASS MoCA Culinary Events; and Chris Weld, owner of <a href="http://www.berkshiremountaindistillers.com/">Berkshire Mountain Distillers</a>.</p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:25:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 67548 at http://wamc.org 2013 Solid Sound Festival - Culinary Events