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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  • Berkshire Museum


    Art, history, natural science. Make surprising connections! Berkshire Museum offers a unique array of exhibitions, activities, and attractions for visitors... more

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  • Highfield Hall & Gardens


    Highfield Hall & Gardens is an engaging historic property that has been restored and revitalized to serve as a place... more

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  • National Shrine of The Divine Mercy


    Eden Hill, a national historic site and the national shrine of The Divine Mercy, was built in the 1960's. The... more

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  • Artist work studios @50 Pearl Street Hyannis


    Pearl Street where art is cultured. Pearl Street is part of a unique artist district. Visit local artists in their... more

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    The collaboration of 3 Great Museums, all within a few miles distance, offering discount admissions incentives to enhance visitation to these... more

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    Created by Dr. Gunther von Hagens, BODY WORLDS is the culmination of the German scientist and physician's more than 35-year... 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


    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


    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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  • Pairpoint Glass Works


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

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  • Custom House Maritime Museum


    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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  • Smith College Museum of Art


    Considered one of the finest college art museums in the country, SCMA is known for its distinguished collection of more... more

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  • Cape Ann Artisans


    16 working studios, visit with the artisans who create and design sculpture, art, hand blown glass,mosaics and pottery. The group... more

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  • Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation


    Located on the scenic banks of the Charles River in the historic 1814 Boston Manufacturing Company textile mill, CRMII is on... more

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  • Cultural Center at Eagle Hill


    A place to connect with the arts and with each other in rural Central Massachusetts, presenting a wide range of... more

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  • Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture


    Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture, afirst-time collaboration among eleven museums and cultural institutions throughout the state, will highlight Massachusetts furniture-making,... more

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  • The New Bedford Museum of Glass

    New Bedford

    Welcome! The members of our non-profit organization are working to establish a new glass museum in the city of New... more

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  • Rudd Art Museum

    North Adams

    Celebrating our 11th summer season! RUDD ART MUSEUM "A Chapel for Humanity" The chapel has been created by... more

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  • Williams College Museum of Art


    WCMA sparks new ways of thinking about art and the visual world through its innovative exhibitions, programs, publications and projects.... more

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  • Berkshire Artisans/Lichenstein Center for the Arts


    Municipal arts center; galleries, workshops, public mural program. more

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