Tom Krens, then at Williams College, initiated the idea of Mass MoCA which was all but dead when he departed for the Guggenheim. Now 26 years ago his protegee, Joe Thompson, took the next twelve years to open the doors. The Krens idea was to warehouse low maintenance collections. Thompson changed direction to initiate a kunsthalle or non collecting exhibition space. Now, in developing 120,000 square feet of new gallery space, double the present, the museum is becoming a hybrid of those different strategies.