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Mass MoCa finds another country of art

These days you often hear how the Web has made everything more accessible, how the art world is flat, how the art capitals no longer have a monopoly on ideas and whatnot.
Defining Canada
By GREG COOK  |  July 27, 2012

An avalanche of summer art exhibits

While New England winters are often cause to forget certain colors even exist, summer around here is easily the best season for mind expansion.
Klondikes to watch out for
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  June 08, 2012
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Levon Helm brings 'Rambles' to Solid Sound

Helm's enthusiasm radiates, whether he's playing one of his "Midnight Rambles" in the 250-seat studio/performance space attached to his rural Woodstock home or at a festival like this weekend's Solid Sound, which he's co-headlining with Wilco.  
A joyful noise
By NICK A. ZAINO III  |  June 24, 2011

Brenda at Wilco's Solid Sound Festival

After a couple weeks basking in the afterglow of a successful appearance at Wilco's Solid Sound Festival, Brenda return to the rat race with Boston's...
By webteam  |  August 25, 2010

From solid to standout

Maybe the most surprising thing about Portland indie band Brenda’s set at the Wilco-curated Solid Sound Festival on the Mass MoCA campus in North Adams, Massachusetts, on Saturday was that people were actually there to see it. Lots of them.
Brenda’s big summer ends at Wilco’s festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  August 20, 2010

Solid Sound Festival, Aug 13-15, Mass MoCA

Even if you don't love Wilco (anymore), it's hard to imagine a festival being much more pleasant and casually engaging than their inaugural event in North Adams.
Music Seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  August 20, 2010

Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA

Next week: we get packing for the Solid Sound Festival, featuring Wilco and Brenda, in Western Massachusetts, while the boys from Dead Man's Clothes hold...
By webteam  |  August 04, 2010

Art in the air conditioning

From Picasso to William "Shrek" Steig's cartoons, and surfer photos to a Twilight Zone toy store, New England offers art worth traveling to this summer. Here we round up the best in the region, no matter the weather or your artistic inclinations.
Local museums keep you cool — and the art's pretty good, too
By GREG COOK  |  June 18, 2010
Wilco expanding their Mass MoCA-located festival to include non-Wilco-related bands

Wilco expanding their Mass MoCA-located festival to include non-Wilco-related bands

This summer, Wilco will curate their first-ever Solid Sound Festival, which, unlike a lot of these high-profile summer music festivals, will actually take place in...
By Ryan Stewart  |  May 10, 2010

States of the art

In New England, where you can't swing a sack of cranberries without hitting a venerable cultural institution, anyone with access to a car (or even a subway pass) can scope out these topnotch art museums.
New England museums worth traveling for
By SHAULA CLARK  |  June 12, 2009

Killing me softly

A sailor is mopping the deck of a large vessel when a fellow shipmate approaches. Suddenly, the shipmate climbs onto a wooden chair, reaches for the refrigerator, and swings the freezer door smack in the face of the hard-working deckhand, who collapses
'This Is Killing Me,' Guy Ben-Ner, and George Cochrane at Mass MoCA
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  May 08, 2009

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

 During the winter months, the 150-mile journey to North Adams sounds like a treacherous death...
By Shaula Clark  |  March 16, 2009

Body and Sol

What’s the last time you really enjoyed 100 of something?
‘Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective’ at Mass MoCA
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  November 05, 2008


 In the 2005 documentary Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus, musician (and sometime comedian, ...
By Shaula Clark  |  November 05, 2008

Journey to the surface of the Earth

Looking at the landscape brings out the artist in everyone.
Landscape anew at Mass MoCA, ‘Exposure’ at the PRC, Dana Clancy at the Danforth, and grouped figures at GASP
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  May 13, 2008