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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  • 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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  • Boston Center for the Arts

    Boston

    Four-acre complex includes the Cyclorama, built in 1884; home to the Community Music Center of Boston, the Art Connection, the Boston... more

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  • Bridge Gallery, LLC

    Newburyport

    Vibrant cooperative of local and regional artists featuring landscapes, still life, abstracts and photography. more

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  • BRILL GALLERY

    North Adams

    The BRILL GALLERY is located in the historic Eclipse Mill near MASS MoCA. The Gallery displays for sale Sculpture, Paintings... more

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  • BSA Space

    Boston

    BSA Space hosts exhibits on design and architecture, architectural cruises and walking tours, and other programs and events that foster... more

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  • Cabot Street Cinema Theatre

    Beverly

    Restored 1920 theater; movie classics and "Le Grand David and His Own Spectacular Magic Show." more

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  • Cape Cod Center for the Arts Theatre for Children

    Dennis

    Enjoy the magic and wonder of live theatre designed especially for children. Appropriate for children preschool age on up. On... more

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  • Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival

    North Eastham

    Summer Festival of World Class Chamber Music Concerts in Venues from Provincetown to Cotuit. more

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  • Cape Cod Museum of Art

    Dennis

    Contemporary and historically significant art by artists connected with Cape Cod, the Islands and Southeastern Massachusetts. Seven galleries, sculpture garden, 90... more

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  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston

    Jamaica Plain

    In a city immersed in music, the Chameleon Arts Ensemble is distinguished by superb artistry, luminous performances, and dynamic musical... more

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  • Civic Symphony Orchestra of Boston

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  • Close Encounters With Music

    Great Barrington

    The mission of Close Encounters With Music is to engage the imagination of diverse concert audiences in a welcoming setting,... more

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  • Cogswell's Grant

    Essex

    Extensive collection of American folk art including primitive paintings, Shaker boxes, painted furniture, and redware. more

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  • Cottage Street Studios

    Easthampton

    We are the longest-running artist's collective in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. Located in an old mill building in... more

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  • Cushing House Museum

    Newburyport

    Federal mansion (1808); paintings, furniture, carriage house, and garden. more

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  • Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College

    Boston

    Restored 1903 Beaux Arts theater now home to 14 performance groups that present musicals, ballet, opera, theater, modern dance, and early music... more

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  • Cyclorama

    Boston

    The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts is an impressive and historic venue located in the stylish South... more

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  • The Davis Museum at Wellesley College

    Wellesley

    The Davis is home to distinguished permanent collections from around the globe; holdings include paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photographs,... more

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