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.

Explore the Massachusetts Masterpiece Trail

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  • Shakespeare & Company, Lenox

  • Cyclorama, Boston

  • Harvard Museum of Natural History

    Harvard Museum of Natural History

    Cambridge

  • Worcester Art Museum

    Worcester Art Museum

    Worcester

  • King Richard's Faire

    King Richard's Faire

    Carver

  • Museum of Science

    Museum of Science

    Boston

  • Tanglewood

    Tanglewood

    Lenox

  • Pilgrim Hall Museum

    Pilgrim Hall Museum

    Plymouth

  • Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, a Historic New England property

    Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, a Historic New England property

    Gloucester

  • Sandwich Glass Museum

    Sandwich Glass Museum

    Sandwich

  • The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

    The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

    Worcester

  • South End Open Market

    South End Open Market

    Boston

  • Martha's Vineyard Museum

    Martha's Vineyard Museum

    Vineyard Haven

  • Art in the Orchard

    Art in the Orchard

    Easthampton

  • Marta's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association

    Marta's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association

    Oak Bluffs

  • North Shore Music Theatre

    North Shore Music Theatre

    Beverly

  • Priscilla Beach Theatre

    Priscilla Beach Theatre

    Plymouth

  • The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum

    The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum

    Springfield

  • Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company: Museum & Library

    Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company: Museum & Library

    Boston

  • Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

    Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

    Newton

  • Kingston Collection

    Kingston Collection

    Kingston

  • Paradise City, Inc.

    Paradise City, Inc.

    Easthampton