Museum Town

Friday, 11/1 – Thursday, 11/7

Starring: Joseph Thompson, Thomas Krens, John Barrett III, Nick Cave, David Byrne, Richard Criddle, Ruth Yarter

In 2017, MASS MoCA became the largest center for contemporary art in the world. This is the story of a unique institution, the small town it calls home, and the great risk, hope, and power of art to generate cultural and economic rebirth. With original music by Wilco bassist John Stirratt and appearances by artists ranging from James Turrell to David Byrne to Bill T. Jones, Museum Town reveals how an idea becomes a reality, tracing the creation of artist Nick Cave's monumental installation UNTIL, a reflection on gun violence, race, and the American Dream.

  • Director: Jennifer Trainer
  • Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary

Showtimes

  • Fri, 11/1 — 3 & 4:35 & 7 & 9 pm
  • Sat, 11/2 — 3 & 4:35 & 7 & 9 pm
  • Sun, 11/3 — 3 & 4:30 & 6 pm
  • Mon, 11/4 — 3 & 4:35 & 7 & 9 pm
  • Tue, 11/5 — 3 & 4:35 & 7 & 9 pm
  • Wed, 11/6 — 3 & 4:35 & 7 & 9 pm
  • Thu, 11/7 — 3 & 4:35 & 7 & 9 pm

“A remarkable achievement in demystifying contemporary art through the construction of Until, a massive new work by Nick Cave. Whether or not you like Cave's epic-scale kitsch, you'll appreciate the labor of the engineers, the jobs created, and the joyful participation of the volunteers - just wait until you meet adorable retiree Ruth. This is art as cultural inspiration and economic development.”

– The Austin Chronicle