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

    Mansfield

  • Northampton Center for the Arts +
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    Northampton Center for the Arts

    Northampton

  • Yiddish Book Center +
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    Yiddish Book Center

    Amherst

  • Citi Performing Arts Center +
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    Citi Performing Arts Center

    Boston

  • Art in the Orchard +
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    Art in the Orchard

    Easthampton

  • Chelsea Art Walk +
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    Chelsea Art Walk

    Chelsea

  • Gloucester Stage Company +
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    Gloucester Stage Company

    Gloucester

  • Priscilla Beach Theatre +
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    Priscilla Beach Theatre

    Plymouth

  • MBL Club +
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    MBL Club

    Woods Hole

  • The Mosquito Storyslam +
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    The Mosquito Storyslam

    Provincetown

  • Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston +
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    Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston

    Waltham

  • Berklee Performance Center +
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    Berklee Performance Center

    Boston

  • Dedee Shattuck Gallery +
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    Dedee Shattuck Gallery

    Westport

  • Hasty Pudding Theatricals +
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    Hasty Pudding Theatricals

    Cambridge

  • Imagine: A Center for Community & the Arts +
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    Imagine: A Center for Community & the Arts

    Cambridge

  • Marta's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association +
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    Marta's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association

    Oak Bluffs

  • MIFA Victory Theatre +
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    MIFA Victory Theatre

    Holyoke

  • Voice Movement Therapy +
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    Voice Movement Therapy

    Oak Bluffs

  • Wheelock Family Theatre +
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    Wheelock Family Theatre

    Boston

  • 1794 Meetinghouse +
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    1794 Meetinghouse

    New Salem

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