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.

Find more festivals and events at ArtsBoston

View the latest Arts and Culture bulletin.

  • Shakespeare & Company, Lenox

  • Cyclorama, Boston

Amazing Arts, Cool Culture: it's all here

Looking for fun things to do and see in Massachusetts?

Get some Amazing Arts, Cool Culture ideas

  • The Vault Gallery of Fine Arts +
    0 saves

    The Vault Gallery of Fine Arts

    South Dartmouth

  • Western Avenue Studios & Lofts +
    0 saves

    Western Avenue Studios & Lofts

    Lowell

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

    Wicked Art Bar - Paint & Sip Studio

    Beverly

  • Wistariahurst Museum +
    43 saves

    Wistariahurst Museum

    Holyoke

  • Worcester Center for Crafts +
    1 saves

    Worcester Center for Crafts

    Worcester

  • Yiddish Book Center +
    5 saves

    Yiddish Book Center

    Amherst

  • Zea Mays Printmaking +
    0 saves

    Zea Mays Printmaking

    Florence

  • 119 Gallery

    Lowell

    119 Gallery is a dynamic community arts space bridging traditional and new media art through a rich and diverse program of... more

    + 0 saves
  • 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

    + 6 saves
  • 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

    + 11 saves
  • Adam Peck Gallery

    Provincetown

    Adam Peck seeks the iconic image in his paintings and sculpture. He pares it down to only what is necessary... more

    + 0 saves
  • Addison Gallery of American Art

    Andover

    Home to one of the most comprehensive collections of American art in the world, the Addison Gallery of American Art... more

    + 1 saves
  • Albert Merola Gallery

    Provincetown

    Since 1988 Albert Merola Gallery has been representing the finest in contemporary and historically significant Provincetown related art. Fine artist prints... more

    + 0 saves
  • Allston Arts District

    Allston

    Allston Open Studios AAD/Allston Arts District 28th Annual Open Studios November 8-9th (noon - 6pm) 40 Allston artists and... more

    + 0 saves
  • Alpha Gallery

    Boston

    Fine art gallery specializing in contemporary art and 20th century masters more

    + 0 saves
  • the ART Drive

    South Dartmouth

    Annual art exhibit on a scenic route through the Massachusetts Southcoast towns of Dartmouth and Westport. more

    + 0 saves
  • Art of the Tangle

    Lowell

    Art of the Tangle is an art and fiber studio, located at Western Avenue Studios. We offer classes in pattern... more

    + 0 saves
  • ArtWorks!

    New Bedford

    Two galleries, a retail artists' market featuring work of local artists and craftspeople, and community arts center. ArtWorks! offers an... more

    + 0 saves
  • Artworks!

    Orleans

    A museum-like interactive exhibit of 1960's historical and cultural photography by Grammy Award winning photojournalist. His career began as the... more

    + 0 saves
  • Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail

    Pelham, Hadley, Northfield, Florence, Greenfield, Shelburne Falls

    A self-guided driving tour of nine award winning pottery studios in western Massachusetts. more

    + 2 saves

Amazing Arts, Cool Culture: it's all here

Looking for fun things to do and see in Massachusetts?

Get some Amazing Arts, Cool Culture ideas