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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  • Worcester Art Museum +
    49 saves

    Worcester Art Museum

    Worcester

  • MASS MoCA +
    33 saves

    MASS MoCA

    North Adams

  • King Richard's Faire +
    28 saves

    King Richard's Faire

    Carver

  • BosTix +
    22 saves

    BosTix

    Greater Boston

  • Jacob's Pillow Dance +
    11 saves

    Jacob's Pillow Dance

    Becket

  • ArtsBoston BosTix Booths +
    6 saves

    ArtsBoston BosTix Booths

    Boston

  • UMass Fine Arts Center +
    3 saves

    UMass Fine Arts Center

    Amherst

  • Academy of Music - Northampton +
    2 saves

    Academy of Music - Northampton

    Northampton

  • Salsa Y Control Dance Company +
    2 saves

    Salsa Y Control Dance Company

    Allston

  • DCU Center +
    1 saves

    DCU Center

    Worcester

  • Firehouse Center for the Arts +
    1 saves

    Firehouse Center for the Arts

    Newburyport

  • Karuna Center for Yoga and Healing Arts +
    1 saves

    Karuna Center for Yoga and Healing Arts

    Northampton

  • Northampton Center for the Arts +
    1 saves

    Northampton Center for the Arts

    Northampton

  • College of Humanities & Fine Arts at UMass Amherst +
    0 saves

    College of Humanities & Fine Arts at UMass Amherst

    Amherst

  • Dedee Shattuck Gallery +
    0 saves

    Dedee Shattuck Gallery

    Westport

  • Institute of Contemporary Art

    Boston

    Rotating exhibits of cutting-edge, international artists in a new 65,000-square-foot, four-story cantilever design by Diller, Scofidio + Renfro. Exhibition space, performing... more

    + 5 saves
  • The Downtown Gloucester Block Party Series

    Gloucester

    The third Saturday of the month July 20, August 17 & September 21 Gloucester's Main Street becomes an entertainment mall featuring five performance... more

    + 4 saves
  • AHA! New Bedford

    New Bedford

    AHA! (art, history and architecture) Night is a FREE arts and culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of... more

    + 2 saves
  • Celebrity Series of Boston

    Boston

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    + 2 saves
  • Salem Arts Festival

    Salem

    For three days each summer, this free festival transforms downtown Salem into an opportunity for the arts community to showcase... more

    + 2 saves

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