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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  • HyArts Cultural District +
    15 saves

    HyArts Cultural District

    Hyannis, Ma.

  • Marine Museum at Fall River +
    14 saves

    Marine Museum at Fall River

    Fall River

  • Vaillancourt Folk Art +
    14 saves

    Vaillancourt Folk Art

    Sutton

  • Ann Brauer Quilt Studio +
    12 saves

    Ann Brauer Quilt Studio

    Shelburne Falls

  • Cape Kaleidoscopes +
    11 saves

    Cape Kaleidoscopes

    Mashpee

  • UMass Fine Arts Center +
    11 saves

    UMass Fine Arts Center

    Amherst

  • Brush Art Gallery & Studios +
    10 saves

    Brush Art Gallery & Studios

    Lowell

  • Wicked Art Bar - Paint & Sip Studio +
    10 saves

    Wicked Art Bar - Paint & Sip Studio

    Beverly

  • Beehive Sewing Studio + Workspace +
    9 saves

    Beehive Sewing Studio + Workspace

    Northampton

  • Clark Art Institute +
    9 saves

    Clark Art Institute

    Williamstown

  • FOLCWALD Gallery of Sculptural Art +
    9 saves

    FOLCWALD Gallery of Sculptural Art

    Amherst

  • HG October Mountain Estate +
    9 saves

    HG October Mountain Estate

    Lenox

  • Native +
    9 saves

    Native

    Scituate

  • Marblehead Museum +
    8 saves

    Marblehead Museum

    Marblehead

  • Addison Art Gallery +
    7 saves

    Addison Art Gallery

    Orleans

  • DownStreet Art +
    7 saves

    DownStreet Art

    North Adams

  • Firehouse Center for the Arts +
    7 saves

    Firehouse Center for the Arts

    Newburyport

  • Northampton Center for the Arts +
    7 saves

    Northampton Center for the Arts

    Northampton

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    7 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Orange

  • National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture +
    6 saves

    National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture

    Mansfield

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