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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  • 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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  • Cahoon Museum of American Art

    Cotuit

    1775 colonial farmhouse; primitive paintings by Ralph and Martha Cahoon; 19th- and early 20th- century American art; changing exhibits more

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  • Cape Ann Artisans

    Rockport

    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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  • Cape Ann Museum

    Gloucester

    Largest collection of works by Fitz Henry Lane, America's foremost nineteenth-century maritime painter. Works by Winslow Homer, John Sloan, and... more

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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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  • Cogswell's Grant

    Essex

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

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  • Concord Art Association

    Concord

    Since 1917, Concord Art Association has supported contemporary art and artists through exhibition and educational programming. The historic building and garden... more

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  • Cushing House Museum

    Newburyport

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

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  • Danforth Museum of Art

    Framingham

    Our mission statement: The Danforth Museum and School of Art actively engages its communities within an intimate environment to experience,... more

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  • Davis Museum and Cultural Center

    Wellesley

    Rotating exhibitions that feature Art from Ancient America to digital animation. The Museum provides an exciting environment and challenges our... more

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  • Design Museum Boston

    Boston

    Design Museum Boston is a newcomer to New England's cultural landscape. We are the region's first museum dedicated solely to... 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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  • 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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  • 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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