Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation, Inc. v. Büchel

593 F.3d 38 (1st Cir. 2010)

The museum.

Photo: Beyond My Ken

The museum, Mass MoCA for short, is set to be the nation's largest contemporary art museum in 2017 once a planned renovation is completed.

Christoph Büchel is a controversial artist. Some of his previous installations include a proposal to bury a plane and bringing a swinger club into an art museum in Venice.

Even though the museum won the right to display the unfinished work, it chose not to after art world criticism. Büchel later decided to turn litigation documents into an exhibit called "Made by Mass MoCA (Training Ground for Confidentiality)".