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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  • Cyclorama, Boston

  • Club Passim

    Cambridge

    Established as Club 47 in 1958 and incorporated as a nonprofit in 1994, Passim has been a cornerstone of the arts community of... more

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  • Exsultemus

    Cambridge

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  • Firebird Ensemble

    Cambridge

    Firebird Ensemble is a group of adventurous, young musicians who strive for artistic excellence and seek to attract and engage... more

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  • FROM RUSSIA WITH ART Gallery

    Cambridge

    From Russia With Art gallery in Cambridge, near Porter Sq. is a unique place that features original etchings, paintings and... more

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  • Le Laboratoire

    Cambridge

    Le Laboratoire Cambridge is a unique art and design center that invites visitors to explore the experiments and wonders of... more

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  • Le Laboratoire Cambridge

    Cambridge

    Le Laboratoire Cambridge is a unique art and design center that invites visitors to explore the experiments and wonders of... more

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  • List Visual Arts Center, MIT

    Cambridge

    Exhibitions explore challenging, intellectual contemporary art making in all media: painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation, and architecture/design. Map available... more

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  • MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Cambridge

    Established in 1985, the List Visual Arts Center is the contemporary art gallery of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. more

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  • Sarasa

    Cambridge

    The Sarasa Ensemble performs music from the early Baroque through the Romantic eras. It has received critical acclaim for its &... more

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  • Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble

    Cambridge

    THE SARASA CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLE has received critical acclaim for its "informed and impassioned music-making" and is hailed... 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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    Cambridge

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