The northern Berkshires are on the rebound, and the driving forces are art and tourism. The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art — better known as Mass MoCA — opened in North Adams in 1999. The world’s largest modern art gallery, Mass MoCA was created from 13 acres of renovated factory buildings and is leading the way not only for a revitalization of North Adams —where the conversion of mills and factory buildings into artists’ studios and residences has led to preservation efforts and a small explosion in trendy shops and eateries — but of surrounding towns like Pittsfield, as well. This chapter covers a complete weekend getaway. Inside you'll find information on what to see and do, tours, sports, shopping, local events, lodging, dining, and essential travel information
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