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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    Salsa Y Control Dance Company

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    Shalin Liu Performance Center

    Rockport

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    UMass Fine Arts Center

    Amherst

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    Worcester Art Museum

    Worcester

  • 3Rivers Arts

    Ayer

    3Rivers Arts is a 501(c)3 regional arts organization focused on bringing more art and cultural opportunities to communities in the... more

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  • 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

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  • Albany Berkshire Ballet

    Pittsfield

    Professional dance company. more

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  • Americana Theatre Company

    Plymouth

    Americana Theatre Company (ATC), Plymouth's professional theatre company. more

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  • ArtsEmerson:The World On Stage

    Boston

    ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage showcases first-class performances from all over the world, providing new opportunities for the Boston community... more

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  • Back Bay Events Center

    Boston

    One venue, infinite possibilities. That's the newly renovated and restored Back Bay Events Center. Home of the John Hancock Hall &... more

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  • Berkshire Theatre Group

    Pittsfield

    The Colonial and Berkshire Theatre Fest have joined forces forming a partnership that will continue to serve as the backbone... more

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  • Boston Ballet

    Boston

    Since 1963, Boston Ballet has been one of the leading dance companies in the world on stage, in the studio and... more

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  • Boston Eventworks

    Medford

    The Boston Babydolls, New England's award-winningest burlesque troupe, pull out all the stops for a New Year's Eve spectacle! A... more

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  • Cambridge Youth Dance Company

    Somerville

    The Cambridge Youth Dance Program is an intensive dance training program developed and designed for dedicated dance students through the... more

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  • Cape Cod Theater Coalition

    Dennis

    17 live theater venues across Cape Cod from Woods Hole to Provincetown. Comedy, drama, music and more. Year-round and summer theater. more

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  • Celebrity Series of Boston

    Boston

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  • Central Square Theater

    Cambridge

    Central Square Theater is a unique collaboration between two professional theater companies - The Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railway... more

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  • Charlton Arts & Activities Center

    Charlton

    The CAAC is a volunteer run arts & activities center that provides music (instrument & voice) lessons, art lessons, Irish... more

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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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  • Cyclorama

    Boston

    The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts is an impressive and historic venue located in the stylish South... more

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