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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  • Boston Opera House

    Boston Opera House

    Boston

  • Chesterwood A Nation Trust Historic Site

    Chesterwood A Nation Trust Historic Site

    Glendale

  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

    John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

    Boston

  • Sandwich Glass Museum

    Sandwich Glass Museum

    Sandwich

  • Springfield Museums

    Springfield Museums

    Springfield

  • Wistariahurst Museum

    Wistariahurst Museum

    Holyoke

  • Otis House Museum, A Historic New England Property

    Otis House Museum, A Historic New England Property

    Boston

  • Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property

    Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property

    Quincy

  • Rose Kennedy Greenway

    Rose Kennedy Greenway

    Boston

  • Phillips House Museum

    Phillips House Museum

    Salem

  • Harvard Art Museums

    Harvard Art Museums

    Cambridge

  • Bolton Fair

    Bolton Fair

    Lancaster

  • Diablo Glass School

    Diablo Glass School

    Boston

  • Museum of Russian Icons

    Museum of Russian Icons

    Clinton

  • Ipswich Museum

    Ipswich Museum

    Ipswich

  • Rockport Music

    Rockport Music

    Rockport

  • Brush It Off

    Brush It Off

    Sturbridge (fiskdale)

  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    Boston

  • Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate

    Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate

    Waltham

  • Barrington Stage Company

    Barrington Stage Company

    Pittsfield