Massachusetts’ art and craft galleries are as eclectic as the art itself. Boston’s SOWA district (South of Washington Street) is packed with galleries, artist studios, restaurants, and cafes. Catch the buzz at SOWA’s First Fridays when dozens of galleries swing open their doors.

The Massachusetts College of Art & Design is the nation’s first independent public art school. MassArt’s seven gallery spaces showcase work by internationally acclaimed artists and designers as well as emerging artists. The galleries also routinely feature work by MassArt students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

 MCLA Gallery 51, run by the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, presents work from a wide range of emerging and mid-career contemporary artists. Just down the street, of course, is the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Located on the campus of Phillips Academy, the Addison Gallery of American Art presents approximately twelve shows a year, both from its extensive collection of American art, and major traveling exhibitions.

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  • Galerie d'Orsay

    Boston

    Original works by Old Master, Impressionist and Modern artists including Rembrandt, Renoir, L'Hermitte, Pissarro, Cassatt, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Matisse, Dali, Chagall... more

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  • Galerie d'Orsay

    Boston

    For more than a decade, Galerie d'Orsay has served as Boston's première resource for the finest of Master... more

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  • Galleria Florentia

    Boston

    Galleria Florentia provides Custom Italian and French Furniture for Luxury Homes and Corporations in classical, contemporary and traditional styles that... more

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  • Gallery 31 Fine Art

    Orleans

    Professional Fine Art Gallery featuring original fine art paintings -- landscapes of the beautiful bogs, beaches, and sand dunes of... more

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  • Gallery 333 Fine Art

    North Falmouth

    Fine Art Gallery featuring artwork in all media: Sculpture, Paintings, Limited Edition Fine Prints, Ceramics, Stained Glass, Photography. SCULPTURE GARDEN more

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  • The Gallery at Four India

    Nantucket

    Established in 1989, A fine art gallery exhibiting American and European 19th c. Traditional to 20th c. Modern to 21st c.... more

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  • Giovanni DeCunto

    Boston

    Studio of nationally renown painter, Giovanni DeCunto. Exhibiting for acquistion original contemporary figurative and landscape paintings. more

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  • The Granary Gallery

    West Tisbury

    The Granary Gallery located at the Red Barn in West Tisbury has been showing some of the island's most respected... more

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  • Grand Circle Gallery

    Boston

    Grand Circle Gallery offers travel-themed exhibits featuring vintage travel posters. The extensive poster collection focuses on the "Golden Age... more

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  • Great Marsh Studios

    Ipswich

    Great Marsh Studios in Ipswich, Ma is a clay studio and gallery that features beautiful handmade pottery and sculpture made... more

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  • Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen

    East Sandwich

    Green Briar offers natural history classes for all ages, changing art exhibitions, live animal exhibits, a wildflower garden and nature... more

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  • Grow Gallery

    Shelburne Falls

    Grow Gallery is an immersive art experience that grabs your senses from the minute you walk in the door, encouraging... more

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  • Hancock Shaker Village

    Pittsfield

    Hancock Shaker Village is a living history museum. Our mission is to bring the Shaker story to life and preserve... 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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  • HandCraft House

    Brewster

    An art and gift gallery on Cape Cod featuring the paintings of owner Eileen Smith and the fanciful creations of... more

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  • Heart Pottery

    Brewster

    Working studio of potter Diane Heart. High fired porcelain and raku. Most days Diane is working at the wheel. Located... more

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  • Heather Blume Sculpture Studio

    Harwichport

    Working Artist Barn Studio specializing in figurative sculpture and mixed media works. Finished artwork available for sale in Loft Gallery,... more

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  • The Hidden Art Gallery

    Boston

    The Hidden Art Gallery is tucked away on the "Hill" behind the State House. Exhibits contemporary oil paintings... more

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  • HomeGrown Arts and Crafts

    Duxbury

    HomeGrown Arts and Crafts is an eclectic gallery, boutique celebrating local artists and contemporary crafters. more

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  • Howard Yezerski Gallery

    Boston

    Contemporary Art Gallery in Boston's South End more

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