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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  • Salem Arts Festival

    Salem

    For three days each summer, this free festival transforms downtown Salem into an opportunity for the arts community to showcase... more

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  • Santarella, Tyringham's Gingerbread House

    Tyringham

    Historic Home and studios of Sir Henry Hudson Kitson, sculptor of the 'Lexington Minuteman'. Studios, residences and grounds are available... more

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  • Sea Glass Art

    Pocasset

    Recycled wooden windows & doors from Cape Cod houses/barns, then adding shells, sea glass, rocks, seaweed, etc, from the... more

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  • Shea Theatre

    Turners Falls

    Professional and community theater productions; performing arts center. more

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  • Smith College Performing Arts

    Northampton

    Whether classical or cutting-edge, the arts at Smith never fail to inspire and engage audiences with vibrant and passionate performances... more

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  • studio21south

    North Adams

    A home for contemporary realism in the Berkshires; art gallery in North Adams, MA featuring realist and abstract artists working... more

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  • Wellfleet Preservation Hall

    Wellfleet

    Wellfleet Preservation Hall, is a year-round community cultural center uniquely reflecting the creative spirit of the area. With two performing... more

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  • West Dennis Antiques

    West Dennis

    American 18th-19th furniture, fine accessories,fireplace equipment,paintings,historical prints,Currier & Ives, A.B.Frost,Gordon Grant,John... more

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  • Worcester Forum Theatre Ensemble

    Worcester

    Off-Broadway shows and productions in outdoor amphitheatre. more

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  • Worcester Historical Museum

    Worcester

    Worcester Historical Museum (WHM) is the only institution devoted to local history. It includes a research library of over 7,000 titles,... more

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  • Acting Out! Theater Company, Inc.

    Lawrence

    Acting Out! Theater company is a non-profit community theater specializing in musicals and traditional plays and performances. more

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  • Addison Gallery of American Art

    Andover

    Home to one of the most comprehensive collections of American art in the world, the Addison Gallery of American Art... more

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  • Amazing Things Arts Center

    Framingham

    Performing and visual arts center in restored historic firehouse. 350 performances (daily except Mon.) in folk, pop, jazz,comedy, theater and... more

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  • Arabella Gallery

    Salem

    Arabella Gallery, located in the heart of Pickering Wharf, represents some of New England's finest artists and artisans offering an... more

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  • Aston Magna Festival

    Great Barrington

    Early music concerts using historically accurate instruments and performance practices. more

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  • Aston Magna Music Festival

    Great Barrington

    Early baroque music performed on period instruments. more

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  • Attleboro Arts Museum

    Attleboro

    Rotating art exhibitions including paintings, sculpture, and mixed media. Creative art classes for adults and children. Lectures, visiting artists workshops... more

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  • Berklee Performance Center

    Boston

    Berklee College of Music faculty and student concerts; international folk, blues, and R&B artists. more

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  • Berkshire Bach Society

    Great Barrington

    The mission of the Berkshire Bach Society is to share the vast repertoire of music by J.S. Bach, his... more

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  • The Boston Camerata

    Boston

    Currently celebrating its sixty-first anniversary, The Boston Camerata ranks among the world's oldest and most eminent early music ensembles. Founded... more

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