Studio Art: Trip to MASS MoCA

On Wednesday, Summer Session's Studio Art group visited MASS MoCA (Massachusettes Museum of Contemporary Art). The museum, which is housed a series of historic factory buildings that were converted into galleries, not only educates our students about art but also about the industrial and architectural past of the local area. Some of the memorable exhibits and artists included the light sculptures of James Turrell, a wall drawing retrospective of Sol Lewitt, and a virtual reality experience by Laurie Anderson called Chalkroom.
For most of our students, this was their first time visiting a contemporary art museum (and for at least one student, their first time in an art museum!) They all had a great time and were able to enjoy and be inspired by both local artists and some of the most important names in contemporary art. MASS MoCA has a really dynamic collection of work that is both challenging and accessible. We're so lucky to live so close to such a powerhouse of contemporary work!

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Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.