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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  • The Theatre of Words & Music

    Salem

    The Theatre of Words & Music is a bi-monthly event series which combines a literary reading with a concert, open... more

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  • Thomas Crane Public Library

    Quincy

    Built in 1881 by noted architect Henry Hobson Richardson - who also designed Boston's famed Trinity Church - the Thomas Thomas... more

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  • Trescott Street Gallery

    Taunton

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  • Tri-County Symphonic Band

    Rochester

    The Tri-County Symphonic Band peforms five dynamic concerts a year in Marion and Mattapoisett. A community-based organization, we are proud... more

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  • UFORGE Gallery

    Jamaica Plain

    A More In-depth Look: Forged within the heart of the artistic community Jamaica Plain, the UFORGE Gallery is the newest... more

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  • UMass Dartmouth Galleries

    New Bedford

    College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) at UMASS Dartmouth has two galleries: CVPA Campus Gallery in Dartmouth and University... more

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  • UMass Dartmouth Galleries

    North Dartmouth

    Gallery hours: Mon-Thu 10 am-4 pm, Fri 10 am - noon, Sat Oct 1 & Oct 29 10 am-4 pm more

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  • The Umbrella Community Arts Center

    Concord

    The Umbrella enriches lives and builds a vibrant community through the arts. We inspire creativity, learning, and personal growth through... more

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  • University Art Gallery

    New Bedford

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  • Vadalna Tribal Dance Company

    Somerville

    In the spirit of the Sanskrit word for "change" which lends them their name, Vadalna walks a continually... more

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  • Valerie's Gallery

    Newburyport

    Fine American Craft, Jewelry and Art. We feature nearly 100 artists, and specialize in jewelry, pottery and local art. more

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  • Voices of MetroWest

    Natick

    Voices of MetroWest is a community choir dedicated to singing together for the simple joy and sheer passion of making... more

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  • Waltham Mills Artists Association

    Waltham

    WMAA artists work in a wide range of media, including sculpture, glass, drawing, printmaking, painting, textiles, photography, woodworking, film and... more

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  • Wellesley Symphony Orchestra

    Wellesley

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  • Wholesale Klezmer Band

    Colrain

    The Wholesale Klezmer Band celebrates the rituals and culture of Jewish life with Yiddish song and dance in concerts, celebrations... more

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  • Winnekenni Castle

    Haverhill

    Winnekenni Castle is located in the over 700-acre Winnekenni Park Conservation Area, overlooking Kenoza Lake, in Haverhill. more

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  • Worcester Center for Crafts

    Worcester

    Crafts school; exhibit galleries, giftshop. more

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  • Worcester Chamber Music Society

    Worcester

    Hailed as a group with style, imagination and chops, WCMS is a musical ensemble founded locally, performing locally, and intimately... more

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  • Worcester Cultural Coalition/WOO Card

    Worcester

    Worcester: Where will you WOO? Use the WOO Card to save at more than 60 Worcester area restaurants, museums, theaters, hotels... more

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  • World Music/CRASHarts

    Cambridge

    World Music, a non-profit organization established in 1990, is New England's premier presenter of global culture, featuring music and dance from... more

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