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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  • Cape Cod Museum of Art

    Dennis

    Contemporary and historically significant art by artists connected with Cape Cod, the Islands and Southeastern Massachusetts. Seven galleries, sculpture garden, 90... more

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  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston

    Jamaica Plain

    In a city immersed in music, the Chameleon Arts Ensemble is distinguished by superb artistry, luminous performances, and dynamic musical... more

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  • Civic Symphony Orchestra of Boston

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  • Close Encounters With Music

    Great Barrington

    The mission of Close Encounters With Music is to engage the imagination of diverse concert audiences in a welcoming setting,... more

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  • Cogswell's Grant

    Essex

    Extensive collection of American folk art including primitive paintings, Shaker boxes, painted furniture, and redware. more

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  • Cottage Street Studios

    Easthampton

    We are the longest-running artist's collective in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. Located in an old mill building in... more

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  • Cushing House Museum

    Newburyport

    Federal mansion (1808); paintings, furniture, carriage house, and garden. more

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  • Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College

    Boston

    Restored 1903 Beaux Arts theater now home to 14 performance groups that present musicals, ballet, opera, theater, modern dance, and early music... more

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  • Cyclorama

    Boston

    The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts is an impressive and historic venue located in the stylish South... more

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  • Debra M. Gaines Fine Art

    Edgartown

    Debra M. Gaines Fine Art Gallery Features Land and Seascape Photography, Encaustic Paintings, Pastel Paintings and Limited Edition Prints of... more

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  • dmg (Don Muller Gallery Inc.)

    Northampton

    dmg features an outstanding collection of museum quality crafts and fine jewelry from over 300 American artists. more

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  • Doll E. Daze Project & Museum Inc;

    Mansfield

    The National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture is the only museum in the country who teaches black history &... more

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  • The DrumConnection

    Arlington

    New England's Premier Hand Drumming School serving the Greater Boston community for over 20 years. Experience music and drums African style. more

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  • Elements Theatre Company

    Orleans

    Since primitive man uttered his first "ugh," humans have asked: who am I, how did I get here,... more

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  • Featherstone Center for the Arts

    Oak Bluffs

    Featherstone is a community arts center on Martha' s Vineyard which provides excellent year-round arts programs for Vineyarders and visitors... more

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  • Fire Opal

    Brookline

    Contemporary American Craft showcasing over 150 artist. Jewelry, ceramics, fiber, wood and metal. more

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  • Fitchburg Art Museum

    Fitchburg

    Contemporary American paintings, early portraits, prints, decorative arts, furniture. Changing exhibitions. more

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  • Fleet Moves Dance Festival

    Wellfleet

    After a successful pilot year in 2012, Fleet Moves Dance Festival will return to Wellfleet with five days of all-hours, all-ages... more

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  • Flying Object

    Hadley

    Flying Object is non-profit art and publishing organization with a storefront gallery and letterpress studio space in the former Hadley... more

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  • Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio

    Lenox

    Visit the home of American Abstract Artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen, set on a 46-acre estate in... more

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