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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  • MASS MoCA +
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    MASS MoCA

    North Adams

  • Mead Art Museum at Amherst College +
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    Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

    Amherst

  • MIT Museum +
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    MIT Museum

    Cambridge

  • Museum of Bad Art +
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    Museum of Bad Art

    Somerville

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston +
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    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Boston

  • Museum of Russian Icons +
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    Museum of Russian Icons

    Clinton

  • The Museum Shop at WAM +
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    The Museum Shop at WAM

    Worcester

  • My Art Boston +
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    My Art Boston

    Jamaica Plain

  • New Bedford Whaling Museum +
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    New Bedford Whaling Museum

    New Bedford

  • Norman Rockwell Museum +
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    Norman Rockwell Museum

    Stockbridge

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
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    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Orange

  • Otis House Museum, A Historic New England Property +
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    Otis House Museum, A Historic New England Property

    Boston

  • Peabody Essex Museum +
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    Peabody Essex Museum

    Salem

  • Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology +
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    Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

    Cambridge

  • Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University +
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    Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University

    Cambridge

  • Phillips House Museum +
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    Phillips House Museum

    Salem

  • Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum +
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    Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

    Provincetown

  • Pinot's Palette Lexington Center +
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    Pinot's Palette Lexington Center

    Lexington

  • Provincetown Art Association and Museum +
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    Provincetown Art Association and Museum

    Provincetown

  • Rose Art Museum +
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    Rose Art Museum

    Waltham

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