OH CANADA – the largest survey of contemporary Canadian art ever produced outside our country – is now on at MASSMoCA until April 1, 2013. The exhibition features work from 60 artists, representing every province and almost all the territories. It was assembled by MASS MoCA’s curator DENISE MARKONISH, who spent three years crisscrossing Canada, visiting hundreds of exhibitions in museums and galleries, and over 400 artists’ studios. The results are mixed – but well worth a 9 hour drive from TORONTO, along the New York State Thruway, through the Berkshire Hills to 87 Marshall Street in NORTH ADAMS, Massachusetts.
OH CANADA occupies several galleries in a restored 19th century factory complex – the largest centre for contemporary and visual arts in the United States. To get there: follow I-90 east to I-87 north, then Highway 7 east through TROY, New York, and on to Highway 2 east through Williamstown and North Adams. Or take the I-90 east to the Massachusetts Turnpike, then north to Pittsfield and North Adams.