Auditory After Hours: Tune-Yards

Every Saturday Until May 15th, 2021 8:00pm

Auditory After Hours: Tune-Yards

The combination of music and art made me feel like I was in a dream…[it] transported us to another place.” — Jennifer W.

What if you could feel art — with your ears? Our new series Auditory After Hours gives visitors a chance to engage with art in an all-new way: while listening to a bespoke experience curated by one of your favorite musicians. Come at night, wander the museum’s cavernous spaces after hours, and prepare to have eyes bedazzled, ears enthralled, and minds blown.

What began as the homespun project of powerhouse musical mama Merrill Garbus, Tune-Yards has since evolved into a critically acclaimed duo churning out endlessly danceable and inventive indie-pop tracks. A collage of soulful “rhythms and art-punk dreams” (NPR), Tune-Yards’ sound is rooted in Garbus’ fiery, authoritative voice belting out pointed questions about race, gender, and body image. For their Auditory After Hours soundtrack, the duo’s recorded an all-new vocals-heavy set incorporating sounds from their recent release that will bring a whole new level of wow to the galleries.

Snag a ticket and bring your best headphones (and smartphone), to hear what they’ve cooked up. And stay tuned: there are more Auditory After Hours headed your way.

Now available: dive into the Auditory After Hours back catalogue and listen to Sylvan Esso, LADAMA, Kaki King, Clipping, or Jason Moran’s recent soundscapes. Just purchase a ticket for any evening, speak with the event staff when you arrive on the night of, and gain access to the past Auditory After Hours of your choice.

What to Expect:

Ticket holders should bring their own smartphone or other WiFi enabled listening device and headphones in order to access the music.

Upon arrival, ticket holders will be provided a link via email that will allow the music to begin streaming. The music will be accessible until 9:15pm

Gallery admission is rolling, guests can show up anytime within the 30 minutes after their timed ticket.

To keep your transaction as touch-free as possible, please have your e-ticket ready to be scanned.

Our staff will be wearing masks and smiles (even if you can’t see them). All patrons must wear masks as well.

All potential bottlenecks, especially at the museum entrance, will be marked for social distancing.

Galleries will be open until 9pm. Visitors will not have access to outdoor exhibitions. James Turrell, Sarah Oppenhiemer, and Wendy Red Star in Kidspace will also be closed.

All events at MASS MoCA are accessible to all audiences. Please contact if you would like to inquire about accessibility needs and services.

By purchasing a ticket to join MASS MoCA’s visitors, staff, and artists on the museum campus, you agree to follow a COVID Courtesy Code, detailed here.