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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  • Hancock Shaker Village

    Pittsfield

    Home to the Shakers for more than 220 years, Hancock Shaker Village is now an outdoor history museum dedicated to preserving... more

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  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

    Boston

    The only Presidential Library in New England and a "unique to Boston" experience. Immerse yourself in JFK's thousand... more

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  • 413 Glassworks

    Cheshire

    413 Glassworks is both a glass studio and art gallery. Stop in to make your own glass and shop our gallery... more

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  • 3Museums.org

    Boylston

    The collaboration of 3 Great Museums, all within a few miles distance, offering discount admissions incentives to enhance visitation to these... more

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  • Scituate Harbor

    Scituate

    Scituate Harbor is the "Heart" of Scituate with shopping, dining, entertainment, services, fishing and boating! First Friday Nights... more

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  • Hyannis Harbor Artist Shanties

    Hyannis

    Local artists and artisans work and sell their wares all summer long in the seven colorful artist shanties along Hyannis... more

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  • The Vintage Bazaar

    Salisbury

    'An Inspiring Experience!' Join us in June and September for a semi-annual, two-day event you won't soon forget. Held... 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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    Woods Hole

    One of a kind Cape inspired functional pottery more

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  • HandCraft House

    Brewster

    A favorite of residents and summer visitors since 1986. The HandCraft House features hand made creations from local, regional and nationally... more

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