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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  • Tsongas Center

    Lowell

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  • Wang Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. (The)

    Boston

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  • Wellfleet Preservation Hall

    Wellfleet

    Wellfleet Preservation Hall, is a year-round community cultural center uniquely reflecting the creative spirit of the area. With two performing... more

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  • 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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  • Alex's Place at the YMCA of Martha's Vineyard

    Oak Bluffs

    Alex's Place is primarily a center for teens that also provides many events and activities to the general public of... 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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  • Aston Magna Festival

    Great Barrington

    Early music concerts using historically accurate instruments and performance practices. more

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  • Aston Magna Music Festival

    Great Barrington

    Early baroque music performed on period instruments. more

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  • Atlantic Symphony Orchestra

    Hingham

    Under the leadership by Music Director Jin Kim Atlantic Symphony has become one of the leading regional professional orchestras in... 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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  • Becoming More Productions

    Whitinsville

    Becoming More Productions is a Worcester-based visual and performing arts collaborative committed to personal and artistic courage through the development... more

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  • Berkshire Bach Society

    Great Barrington

    The mission of the Berkshire Bach Society is to share the vast repertoire of music by J.S. Bach, his... more

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  • Berkshire Choral Festival

    Sheffield

    International choral festival. more

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  • Boston Baroque

    Belmont

    Three-time Grammy Nominee Boston Baroque--the first permanent Baroque orchestra established in North America--is now widely regarded as one of the... more

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  • Boston Baroque

    Brighton

    Boston Baroque is the first permanent Baroque orchestra established in North America. The ensemble produces exciting, intense, ground-breaking performances for... more

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  • The Boston Camerata

    Boston

    Currently celebrating its sixty-first anniversary, The Boston Camerata ranks among the world's oldest and most eminent early music ensembles. Founded... 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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  • Boston Gay Men's Chorus

    Boston

    The Boston Gay Men's Chorus is one of New England's largest and most successful community-based choruses. Founded in 1982, the 175-voice... more

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  • Boston Landmarks Orchestra

    Boston

    The Boston Landmarks Orchestra was founded in 2001 by conductor and community advocate Charles Ansbacher. The orchestra is comprised of many... more

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