A break from the Sol Lewitt posts for a day on MASS MoCA itself, a museum compound of 19th-century factory buildings on 13 acres in North Adams, Mass. The history of the buildings (formerly the home of Arnold Print Works and the Sprague Electric Company) can be found through the link in the text above—no need to bore you with it here. Needless to say the building was repurposed into a major contemporary art hub and is a stunning success (though some of the lighting is headache-harsh). The Lewitt show alone consists of more than a hundred pieces on three floors, all of which demand serious wall space. Of course there are other shows running concurrently, including one of site-specific sculptural installations that, sorry to say, made much (by no means all) of what we saw at Embrace! at the DAM seem a little undersqueezed. More on a couple successful pieces in later posts. Here, a few shots of the MASS MoCA buildings and grounds.