Year-long MASS MoCA exhibit features RPI MFA grad work

Year-long MASS MoCA exhibit features RPI MFA grad work

MASS Moca, North Adams, MA (413) 662-2111

April 30, 2008 11:00 AM - March 1, 2009

An Installation by The Miss Rockaway Armada

(North Adams, Mass.) The Miss Rockaway Armada is a collective of artists, musicians, and adventurers-of-all-stripes who spent the summers of 2006 and 2007 journeying down the Mississippi River on a fleet of "junk-rafts." Hailing from all parts of the country and all walks of life, the Miss Rockaway Armada is united by the desire to create; to demonstrate different ways of living and moving that are friendlier to the environment and to each other; to indulge the urge to make something out of nothing. With this spirit and energy, The Miss Rockaway Armada comes to MASS MoCA for their first project in collaboration with a museum. Being Here is Better Than Wishing We'd Stayed, a site-specific, interactive installation in the Hunter Center Mezzanine, will open to the public on Saturday, April 19, 2008, and will remain on view through March 1, 2009. In addition to the exhibition on Saturday, April 12, 2008, at 2 PM the Miss Rockaway Armada will give a performance in the vein of the impromptu circus/theater performances they staged in towns along the Mississippi.

MASS MoCA's galleries are open from 11 – 5, closed Tuesdays. Admission is $12.50 for adults, $9 for students, $5 for children 6 -16 and free for children 5 and under. Members are admitted free at all times. More information on MASS MoCA and the exhibition is available at or by calling 413. 662. 2111.

MASS MoCA, the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the United States, is located off Marshall Street in North Adams on a 13-acre campus of renovated 19th-century factory buildings.

A note from Todd:

hello Friends

for the last few weeks i've been working on an installation with 12
other friends at mass moca. the installation just opened to the public
last saturday and will be up  through march 2009. almost all of the
construction materials we used are from scrap and trash found in the
mass moca buildings and around north adams. if you venture out that way,
please stop by the 2nd floor mezzanine above the cafe and spend some
time exploring the strange world we created in there.

the project is called 'being here is better than wishing we'd stayed'

more about it here:

photos here:

video walk-through here:

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