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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  • 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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  • the ART Drive

    South Dartmouth

    Annual art exhibit on a scenic route through the Massachusetts Southcoast towns of Dartmouth and Westport. more

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  • Art of the Tangle

    Lowell

    Art of the Tangle is an art and fiber studio, located at Western Avenue Studios. We offer classes in pattern... more

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  • Artscape

    Pittsfield

    Ongoing outdoor gallery that changes each year. more

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  • ArtsEmerson:The World On Stage

    Boston

    ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage showcases first-class performances from all over the world, providing new opportunities for the Boston community... more

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  • Artspace

    Greenfield

    Community arts center and gallery. more

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  • Artworks!

    Orleans

    A museum-like interactive exhibit of 1960's historical and cultural photography by Grammy Award winning photojournalist. His career began as the... more

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  • ArtWorks!

    New Bedford

    Two galleries, a retail artists' market featuring work of local artists and craftspeople, and community arts center. ArtWorks! offers an... more

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  • Asia-Barong

    Great Barrington

    Mega space of Asiatic art. Largest gallery of indoor/outdoor Asian art, artifact, and sculpture in the United States. more

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  • Aston Magna Festival

    Great Barrington

    Early music concerts using historically accurate instruments and performance practices. more

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  • Aston Magna Music Festival

    Great Barrington

    Early baroque music performed on period instruments. more

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  • Atlantic Symphony Orchestra

    Hingham

    Under the leadership by Music Director Jin Kim Atlantic Symphony has become one of the leading regional professional orchestras in... more

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  • Axelle Fine Arts

    Boston

    Axelle Fine Arts Galerie was established in 1993 in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City. In addition to this original... more

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  • Back Bay Events Center

    Boston

    One venue, infinite possibilities. That's the newly renovated and restored Back Bay Events Center. Home of the John Hancock Hall &... more

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  • Barbara Krakow Gallery

    Boston

    Barbara Krakow Gallery, established in 1963, shows Minimal and Conceptually-based art in all media, with regular exhibitions from September through July more

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  • Barnstable Comedy Club

    Barnstable

    As the oldest running, live community theater on Cape Cod (established 1922) and one of the oldest in America, we strive... more

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  • Becket Arts Center of the Hilltowns

    Becket

    Rotating Exhibits of artists including jewelry from the Berkshire and beyond. Artist receptions every other Saturday. Young People (ages 5-14)... more

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  • Becoming More Productions

    Whitinsville

    Becoming More Productions is a Worcester-based visual and performing arts collaborative committed to personal and artistic courage through the development... more

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  • Berkshire Bach Society

    Great Barrington

    The mission of the Berkshire Bach Society is to share the vast repertoire of music by J.S. Bach, his... more

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  • Berkshire Choral Festival

    Sheffield

    International choral festival. more

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