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 Berkshire theater scene and 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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  • College of Humanities & Fine Arts at UMass Amherst

    Amherst

    Societies throughout history have generated scholars, artists, writers and thinkers who have raised fundamental questions to better understand and express... more

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  • Grand Circle Gallery

    Boston

    Grand Circle Gallery offers travel-themed exhibits featuring vintage travel posters. The extensive poster collection focuses on the "Golden Age... 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Museum of Fine Arts

    Springfield

    American art from the 18th to 20th centuries; European paintings from the 14th to 20th centuries. Works by Winslow Homer,... more

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  • Museum of World War II

    Natick

    The Museum of World War II is a research and educational institution devoted to preserving and exhibiting the reality of... more

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  • Williamsville Sculpture Garden

    West Stockbridge

    Outdoor sculpture garden featuring regional artists. more

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  • Worcester Historical Museum

    Worcester

    Worcester Historical Museum (WHM) is the only institution devoted to local history. It includes a research library of over 7,000 titles,... more

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  • Addison Gallery of American Art

    Andover

    Home to one of the most comprehensive collections of American art in the world, the Addison Gallery of American Art... more

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  • Amazing Things Arts Center

    Framingham

    Performing and visual arts center in restored historic firehouse. 350 performances (daily except Mon.) in folk, pop, jazz,comedy, theater and... more

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  • Attleboro Arts Museum

    Attleboro

    Rotating art exhibitions including paintings, sculpture, and mixed media. Creative art classes for adults and children. Lectures, visiting artists workshops... 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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  • Cushing House Museum

    Newburyport

    Federal mansion (1808); paintings, furniture, carriage house, and garden. 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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  • 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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  • Milton Art Museum

    Canton

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

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  • Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon

    Canton

    The Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon is a professional art museum within New England's largest conservation organization,... more

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  • The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum

    Nantucket

    Exhibits of Nantucket Lightship Baskets from the 1850s; demonstrations and workshops. more

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