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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  • Shakespeare & Company, Lenox

  • Cyclorama, Boston

  • King Richard's Faire +
    105 saves

    King Richard's Faire

    Carver

  • Museum of Science +
    91 saves

    Museum of Science

    Boston

  • Tanglewood +
    80 saves

    Tanglewood

    Lenox

  • Pilgrim Hall Museum +
    74 saves

    Pilgrim Hall Museum

    Plymouth

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

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

    Gloucester

  • The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts +
    23 saves

    The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

    Worcester

  • Shakespeare & Company +
    19 saves

    Shakespeare & Company

    Lenox

  • South End Open Market +
    13 saves

    South End Open Market

    Boston

  • Art in the Orchard +
    9 saves

    Art in the Orchard

    Easthampton

  • Marta's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association +
    7 saves

    Marta's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association

    Oak Bluffs

  • Priscilla Beach Theatre +
    4 saves

    Priscilla Beach Theatre

    Plymouth

  • Salmon Falls Gallery +
    4 saves

    Salmon Falls Gallery

    Shelburne Falls

  • Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds +
    3 saves

    Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

    Newton

  • Berklee Performance Center +
    2 saves

    Berklee Performance Center

    Boston

  • Church of the Transfiguration +
    2 saves

    Church of the Transfiguration

    Orleans

  • Rose Art Museum +
    2 saves

    Rose Art Museum

    Waltham

  • ArtsWorcester - Art Gallery +
    1 saves

    ArtsWorcester - Art Gallery

    Worcester

  • Beverly Historical Society and Museum +
    1 saves

    Beverly Historical Society and Museum

    Beverly

  • Essex Art Center +
    1 saves

    Essex Art Center

    Lawrence

  • Hasty Pudding Theatricals +
    1 saves

    Hasty Pudding Theatricals

    Cambridge