The small town of North Adams, Massachusetts has the distinction of being the largest contemporary art museum in the the country, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and it is only an hour from where I live.
As you turn the corner from the parking lot, walking toward the entrance, you see the first hint that this is not your usual museum. Look at the picture to see trees potted and growing upside down!
This was my destination yesterday with my daughter Katie and her two older children, Grace and Henry. We had a lovely sandwich and then spent several hours looking at the collections of photography, sculptures, and lovely Sol LeWitt wall paintings. The majority of the time was wandering up and down, in and out the colorful, large and dramatic wall painting of LeWitt. He was a American artist whose work included drawing, print making, photography, painting “sculptures” and the wall paintings. His styles were varied but he is most well known for conceptual art where the idea is more important than the finished work, and minimalism.
See this? Henry swinging his go pro on a selfie stick…in a museum. Driving me out of my ever loving mind! ( said by his sainted Mama) But Henry had us laughing the most of the time. There is always a party with Henry along.
This is lovely Grace who has had several water colors in a local show, and is interested in photography. She seemed enchanted with these lovely colors and simple yet complex designs. We named the wall in the corner, “Candy-land”
What a lovely enjoyable day and especially the company !