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

  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    333 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum +
    218 saves

    DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

    Lincoln

  • Gallows Hill Museum /Theatre +
    174 saves

    Gallows Hill Museum /Theatre

    Salem

  • Peabody Essex Museum +
    105 saves

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Salem

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

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

    Gloucester

  • Salisbury Beach Partnership +
    57 saves

    Salisbury Beach Partnership

    Salisbury

  • Phillips House Museum +
    42 saves

    Phillips House Museum

    Salem

  • Rockport Music +
    31 saves

    Rockport Music

    Rockport

  • Ipswich Museum +
    29 saves

    Ipswich Museum

    Ipswich

  • Sargent House Museum +
    16 saves

    Sargent House Museum

    Gloucester

  • Cogswell's Grant, a Historic New England Property +
    14 saves

    Cogswell's Grant, a Historic New England Property

    Essex

  • Brush Art Gallery & Studios +
    11 saves

    Brush Art Gallery & Studios

    Lowell

  • Wicked Art Bar - Paint & Sip Studio +
    11 saves

    Wicked Art Bar - Paint & Sip Studio

    Beverly

  • Marblehead Museum +
    10 saves

    Marblehead Museum

    Marblehead

  • Gropius House +
    9 saves

    Gropius House

    Lincoln

  • Firehouse Center for the Arts +
    7 saves

    Firehouse Center for the Arts

    Newburyport

  • Cape Ann Designs, Sea Glass Jewelry & Accessories +
    6 saves

    Cape Ann Designs, Sea Glass Jewelry & Accessories

    Gloucester

  • William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps +
    6 saves

    William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps

    Lexington

  • Newburyport ArtWalk 2015 +
    5 saves

    Newburyport ArtWalk 2015

    Newburyport

  • Shalin Liu Performance Center +
    5 saves

    Shalin Liu Performance Center

    Rockport