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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  • King Richard's Faire +
    94 saves

    King Richard's Faire

    Carver

  • Lawn On D +
    6 saves

    Lawn On D

    Boston

  • Lexington Symphony +
    1 saves

    Lexington Symphony

    Lexington

  • Luthiers Co-op +
    5 saves

    Luthiers Co-op

    Easthampton

  • Marta's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association +
    2 saves

    Marta's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association

    Oak Bluffs

  • MASS MoCA +
    90 saves

    MASS MoCA

    North Adams

  • MassJazz +
    12 saves

    MassJazz

    Boston

  • MBL Club +
    2 saves

    MBL Club

    Woods Hole

  • Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Inc. +
    1 saves

    Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Inc.

    Methuen

  • The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home +
    122 saves

    The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

    Lenox

  • Museum of African American History +
    72 saves

    Museum of African American History

    Boston

  • New Bedford Folk Festival +
    4 saves

    New Bedford Folk Festival

    New Bedford

  • The Nines festival +
    2 saves

    The Nines festival

    Devens

  • Northampton Center for the Arts +
    7 saves

    Northampton Center for the Arts

    Northampton

  • Old Sloop Coffeehouse +
    1 saves

    Old Sloop Coffeehouse

    Rockport

  • Paradise City, Inc. +
    1 saves

    Paradise City, Inc.

    Northampton

  • Patriot Place +
    6 saves

    Patriot Place

    Foxborough

  • Pioneer Valley Symphony +
    1 saves

    Pioneer Valley Symphony

    Greenfield

  • Provincetown Jazz Festival +
    3 saves

    Provincetown Jazz Festival

    Provincetown

  • Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston +
    4 saves

    Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston

    Waltham

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