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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  • Fitchburg Art Museum

    Fitchburg

    Contemporary American paintings, early portraits, prints, decorative arts, furniture. Changing exhibitions. 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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  • Fuller Craft Museum

    Brockton

    New England's home for contemporary crafts. more

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  • The Gallery at Hallmark Institute of Photography

    Turners Falls

    Located in the refurbished former Colle Opera house; The Gallery is an exhibition venue for fine photography from some of... more

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  • Gallery of African Art

    Clinton

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  • George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum

    Springfield

    Outstanding collection of Oriental arms and Middle Eastern rugs, Chinese cloisonne, and Asian decorative arts; 19th-century American paintings; sculpture cast... more

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  • Hands-On Art Museum

    Shirley

    Walk in and find five exhibits full of art supplies, projects, and activities for ages two and up. The Hands-On... more

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  • Hyannis Harbor Arts Center at the Guyer Barn

    Hyannis

    The Guyer Barn is a community art space-a working artist studio and professional artist gallery. Enjoy changing exhibitions, classes and... more

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  • ICA

    Boston

    Rotating exhibits of cutting-edge, international artists in a dramatic new buidling on Boston Harbor with cantilevered exhibition galleries and a... more

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  • Indaba of New England

    Brockton

    The mission of the Indaba Theatre of New England is: To inspire and uplift. To empower inner city youth. To... more

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  • Ipswich Arts

    Ipswich

    Profiles and information on all facets of the Ipswich art scene. Includes information on local artists and artisans, classes and... more

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  • List Visual Arts Center, MIT

    Cambridge

    Exhibitions explore challenging, intellectual contemporary art making in all media: painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation, and architecture/design. Map available... more

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  • Lynn Arts, Inc.

    Lynn

    Gallery features a variety of exhibits throughout the year. Classes and workshops are available. more

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  • Marion Art Center

    Marion

    Two art galleries; theater; studio; portraits by Cecil Clark Davis. more

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  • Mass Audubon's Habitat Education Center

    Belmont

    Hiking trails, nature center, formal gardens, art gallery and natural history programs for children and adults. more

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  • Milton Art Museum

    Canton

    American and European prints; Asian art; 19th-century bronze sculpture; contemporary American artists. more

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  • Montserrat College of Art

    Beverly

    Featuring five galleries exhibiting international, national, regional and student art, with free public lectures by visiting artists, and gala openings... more

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  • Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

    South Hadley

    Collections focus on Asian art; 19th- and 20th-century European and American paintings and sculpture; Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art; Medieval... more

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  • Multicultural Arts Center

    Cambridge

    As New England's only multicultural arts center, we strive to present dedicated programming reflecting diversity in the arts. Please join... more

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  • Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists

    Boston

    Extensive collections of African art and Afro-American prints and drawings. Photography, painting, sculpture, and graphics exhibitions. Permanent and changing galleries. more

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