NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — It’s not unusual for a work of art to evoke a strong emotional reaction from an observer. In fact, a new exhibition at MASS MoCA might have some museum attendees screaming for joy.
A fully functional, ridable roller coaster is the centerpiece of the behemoth art museum’s latest exhibition “Brake Run Helix” created by American artist and roller coaster aficionado EJ Hill. The pink sculptural structure stands tall in the back of Building 5, the museum’s signature gallery, inviting visitors to approach its velvet-clad gate and await its once-an-hour freefall.