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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    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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  • 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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  • Fitchburg Art Museum

    Fitchburg

    Contemporary American paintings, early portraits, prints, decorative arts, furniture. Changing exhibitions. more

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  • Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture

    Ashland

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Go Boston Card

    Boston

    The Go Boston Card gets you into over 70 top Boston attractions and saves you up to 55% off the cost of... more

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    Boston

    Create your ideal Boston experience with the Go Select Pass. With Go Select, you can build a personalized pass that... 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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  • Griffin Museum of Photography

    Winchester

    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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  • 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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  • Highfield Hall & Gardens

    Falmouth

    Highfield Hall & Gardens is an engaging historic property that has been restored and revitalized to serve as a place... 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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  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    Boston

    An intimate Venetian-inspired palace in the heart of Boston, with three floors of galleries surrounding a flower-filled courtyard, the Isabella... more

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  • Le Laboratoire Cambridge

    Cambridge

    Le Laboratoire Cambridge is a unique art and design center that invites visitors to explore the experiments and wonders of... more

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