Tag Archives: MASS MoCA


Thomas Krens Is Planning Another Contemporary Art Museum for North Adams, Massachusetts

Yesterday, Thomas Krens, who previously directed the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and planned MASS MoCA, proposed a 160,000-square-foot contemporary-art museum in North Adams, Massachusetts, the Berkshire Eagle reports.If Krens’s plan becomes a reality, the museum, which would be called the Global … Read More

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Leonard Nimoy taking a photograph for "Secret Selves." SETH KAYE PHOTOGRAPHY

Multiple Personalities: Leonard Nimoy on His ‘Secret Selves’ Photographs in 2010

Though known for playing Spock on the sci-fi TV show Star Trek, Leonard Nimoy, who died at age 83 on February 27, also had one foot in the art world. He studied with conceptual photographer Robert Heinecken when he was … Read More

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Leonard Nimoy giving the Vulcan Salute at the Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix, Arizona. 


Leonard Nimoy, Actor, Artist, Collector, and Patron, Dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, the actor who portrayed the beloved Spock character on the original Star Trek series, died on Friday at the age of 83 in his home in Los Angeles.Though his 4-year tenure on Star Trek (1966-69) became his lifelong … Read More

Artists Features

Whistler: The Original Art Star

A century before Warhol, Whistler treated his own persona as a work of art. In the Peacock Room, he created an installation that expressed his bitterness about the ties between art and money. Read More


Spencer Finch’s Art Makes Light Speak Volumes

From the 9/11 Memorial Museum to Monet’s garden, Spencer Finch records the atmospheric light and weather patterns of psychologically charged places and remakes those conditions using TV sets, fluorescent tubes, watercolor paints, and household fans Read More

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12 Trends Defining This Season’s Art-Museum Shows

Where to find the major retrospectives, provocative theme shows, and dazzling art-selfie destinations of the spring 2014 season Read More

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Mark Dion, Curator's Office, 2013, Site-specific installation PHOTO COURTESY THE MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS.

The Curator Vanishes: Period Room as Crime Scene

A disappearance, a discovery, and a mystery at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, via Mark Dion Read More