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, and one that’s free if your name is Isabella. 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 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in The Berkshires to Worcester’s majestic Hanover Theatre to Boston’s storied theater district. You can also visit the Massachusetts Cultural Council website for more information on the arts in Massachusetts.

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  • Boston Ballet

    Boston

    Since 1963, Boston Ballet has been one of the leading dance companies in the world on stage, in the studio and... more

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  • Broadway In Boston

    Boston

    Broadway In Boston is your one stop shop for quality entertainment in Boston, presenting a number of direct from Broadway... more

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  • Edward Gorey House

    Yarmouth Port

    The Edward Gorey House preserves the legacy of Gorey's whimsically macabre books and illustration and highlights his love and care... more

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  • Griffin Museum of Photography

    Winchester

    A nonprofit organization dedicated solely to the art of photography. Through our many exhibitions, programs and lectures, we strive to... more

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  • New England Quilt Museum

    Lowell

    The New England Quilt Museum, at the heart of America's textile region, is the only institution in the northeast devoted... more

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  • North Shore Music Theatre

    Beverly

    Since 1955, NSMT has become one of the most attended theatres in New England. NSMT continues to annually produce a musical... more

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  • Scituate Harbor

    Scituate

    Scituate Harbor is the "Heart" of Scituate with shopping, dining, entertainment, services, fishing and boating! First Friday Nights... more

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  • South Shore Music Circus

    Cohasset

    Top names in music, variety, and comedy the tent and in the round. more

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  • Hyannis Harbor Artist Shanties

    Hyannis

    Local artists and artisans work and sell their wares all summer long in the seven colorful artist shanties along Hyannis... more

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  • Pairpoint Glass Works

    Sagamore

    Glassware handmade by centuries-old techniques. Blowing room open, Mon.-Fri. more

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  • Shubert Theatre

    Boston

    Newly restored 1600+ seat theater, considered Boston Theatre District's Little Princess. Home to many local community arts organizations and venue for... more

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  • The Vintage Bazaar

    Salisbury

    'An Inspiring Experience!' Join us in June and September for a semi-annual, two-day event you won't soon forget. Held... more

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  • Xfinity Center

    Mansfield

    Musical concerts performed in 19,000-plus capacity amphitheater; covered and lawn seating. more

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  • Cape Rep Theatre

    Brewster

    Professional theatre presenting an eclectic mix, from New Plays to Broadway Musicals in two venues, the intimate indoor theatre and... more

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  • The Colonial Theatre

    Boston

    Boston's premier showplace for over 100 years presenting the best of Broadway, world premiers, concerts, and special events. Available for private... more

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  • Custom House Maritime Museum

    Newburyport

    The Custom House Maritime Museum is gateway to the rich maritime heritage of Newburyport, the eastern seacoast's first major commercial... more

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  • Flying Pig Pottery

    Woods Hole

    One of a kind Cape inspired functional pottery more

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  • Greenfield Garden Cinemas

    Greenfield

    Historic Theater containing 7 screens, playing first run movies. Built in 1928. Open everyday 365 days a year. more

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  • Hampshire Shakespeare Company

    Hadley

    Shakespeare Under the Stars. more

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  • HandCraft House

    Brewster

    A favorite of residents and summer visitors since 1986. The HandCraft House features hand made creations from local, regional and nationally... more

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