Kanye West paid a visit to MASS MoCA

Kanye West. Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP

Kanye West visited James Turrell’s installation, “Into The Light,’’ at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams Thursday morning, MASS MoCA Director of Communications Jodi Joseph confirmed to the Globe.

MASS MoCA tweeted out an image of West and Turrell, along with a quote from West who said, “You finally got me here, bro.’’ West — a rapper, producer, designer, avid tweeter — is a fan of Turrell and visited the artist’s “Roden Crater’’ in the Painted Desert area of Northern Arizona earlier this month. He shared the news of that visit on Twitter and called the experience “life changing.’’

While West was at MASS MoCA to see Turrell’s work, he stayed to tour most of the museum with museum director Joseph Thompson, according to Joseph. West was joined by a number of his associates from Los Angeles, including rapper and producer Tyler, the Creator.


“Coincidentally (and this is just a wild coincidence),’’ Joseph wrote in an email to the Globe, “senior curator Denise Markonish opens a group show this spring that takes its title, ‘Suffering From Realness,’ from Kanye lyrics.’’

Turrell’s “Into The Light’’ will be on view “at least through 2019,’’ according to the museum.