Due to explosive growth and demand, ArtWeek is expanding its footprint across Massachusetts. ArtWeek will host an annual spring festival that will offer hundreds of unique creative events. This exciting transition will allow for the further development of regional hubs where ArtWeek has already been gaining traction with an expanding showcase of the state’s creative economy. The next ArtWeek festival will take place from April 27 – May 6, 2018.
In May 2017, Mass MoCA debuted its new Building 6 exhibition space. This new 150,000 square foot expansion makes Mass MoCA the largest museum of contemporary art in the United States. This space supports both the museum’s increasing collection and dive into performing arts programing.
The ICA will be expanding its artistic programming across the Boston Harbor to a temporary site in the East Boston Shipyard and Marina. The new space, called the Watershed, is slated to open in the summer of 2018. The ICA will present art and public programs in the new 15,000-square-foot space seasonally while continuing our regular programming in the Seaport year-round. The Watershed is a raw, industrial space for art unlike any other in Boston, where visitors can experience immersive projects by artists engaged with the site, space, and issues related to this unique location. In addition to a flexible space for art and programs, the Watershed will house an introductory gallery focused on the historic shipyard and a waterside plaza that will serve as a gathering place. Admission will be free for all.
In February 2018, North Adams will one open a new, one-of-a-kind museum dedicated to all things dogs. Located blocks from the country’s largest contemporary art museum, Mass MoCA, Museum of Dog (M.O.D) will feature a private collection of dog inspired paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and accessories. The 8,000 square-foot historic space, at the merging point of Union Street and the Mohawk Trail, formerly housed Quinn’s Wallpaper & Paint. The museum will feature over 180 pieces from more than 50 notable artists ranging from William Wegman photographs to Mary Engel “Watch Dog” sculptures and rare dog collars dating back to the 1800s.
Explore the worlds of iconic illustrators Dr. Seuss, Eric Carle, and Norman Rockwell and save with a combined ticket package. Enjoy the scenic trails to three amazing museums located within an hour radius of each other.