Art is subjective, but we think we can objectively say that Massachusetts has the best art in the entire solar system. After all, it’s home to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, one of the world’s most impressive collections of fine art; Mass MoCA, the country’s most fertile site for large scale new art; and the “small but big” Worcester Art and Fitchburg Art Museums. Plus, there’s a whole museum of bad art, one that’s free if your name is Isabella, and the country’s oldest continuously operating art colony. Wake up your soul at the Jacob’s Pillow dance festival, catch yourself clapping inappropriately loud for the world famous Boston Symphony Orchestra or banging your head (in a good way) in the birthplace of hardcore punk. And don’t leave without experiencing some drama (also in a good way) at one of our amazing theaters, from the Berkshire theater scene and Worcester’s majestic Hanover Theatre to Boston’s storied theater district.

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    Gallows Hill Museum /Theatre

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  • Peabody Essex Museum +
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    Peabody Essex Museum

    Salem

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    Phillips House Museum

    Salem

  • History Alive!

    Salem

    Experience the trial of Bridget Bishop who has been accused of witchcraft. Audience serves as the jury. Performing since 1992, History... more

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  • Salem Arts Festival

    Salem

    For three days each summer, this free festival transforms downtown Salem into an opportunity for the arts community to showcase... more

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  • The Salem Magic Show

    Salem

    The Haunted Magic Show will be the only live consistently running magic and mind reading show in Salem during the... more

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  • Salem Theatre Company

    Salem

    STC's mission is to enrich the artistic, cultural, and economic life of the greater Salem region through the performance of... more

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  • Arabella Gallery

    Salem

    Arabella Gallery, located in the heart of Pickering Wharf, represents some of New England's finest artists and artisans offering an... more

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  • Kensington-Stobart Gallery

    Salem

    Kensington-Stobart Gallery is located at the Historic Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, Massachusetts, one block from the Peabody Essex Museum. We... more

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  • Salem State Center for Creative and Performing Art

    Salem

    The Center for the Arts provides diverse, high quality and affordable events in theatre, dance, music, creative writing and art... more

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  • Salem State Center for the Arts

    Salem

    A variety of musical events and theater programs throughout the year, including plays, concerts, and dance performances. more

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  • Salem Theatre

    Salem

    The Salem Theatre Company provides the Greater Salem Region (and beyond) with a year round, affordable, high-quality, full-service, semi-professional theater... more

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