The Arnold Print works, a textile-dyeing mill in North Adams, Mass., dates to the 1860s. In 1942, it was converted to make electrical parts for the war effort. It closed in 1986.
In the late ’80s, community leaders reimagined the 17-acre campus as a showcase for large-scale minimalist art. Building 6 is the final piece of a 25-year, three-phase master plan funded by public and private capital. Its chief goal: to make MASS MoCA and western Massachusetts a multi-day visitor destination.