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

  • Plimoth Plantation +
    814 saves

    Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth

  • New Bedford Whaling Museum +
    130 saves

    New Bedford Whaling Museum

    New Bedford

  • King Richard's Faire +
    105 saves

    King Richard's Faire

    Carver

  • Pilgrim Progress +
    89 saves

    Pilgrim Progress

    Plymouth

  • Pilgrim Hall Museum +
    74 saves

    Pilgrim Hall Museum

    Plymouth

  • S.J. DAVIS GLASS STUDIO +
    65 saves

    S.J. DAVIS GLASS STUDIO

    Kingston

  • Hedge House Museum +
    21 saves

    Hedge House Museum

    Plymouth

  • Fuller Craft Museum +
    20 saves

    Fuller Craft Museum

    Brockton

  • Blanchard's Colonial Tavern +
    16 saves

    Blanchard's Colonial Tavern

    Avon

  • Marine Museum at Fall River +
    15 saves

    Marine Museum at Fall River

    Fall River

  • South End Open Market +
    13 saves

    South End Open Market

    Boston

  • Native +
    10 saves

    Native

    Scituate

  • National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture +
    6 saves

    National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture

    Mansfield

  • Beer Can Museum and Hall of Fame +
    5 saves

    Beer Can Museum and Hall of Fame

    East Taunton

  • Padanaram Village +
    5 saves

    Padanaram Village

    S. Dartmouth

  • New Bedford Folk Festival +
    4 saves

    New Bedford Folk Festival

    New Bedford

  • Priscilla Beach Theatre +
    4 saves

    Priscilla Beach Theatre

    Plymouth

  • Zeiterion Performing Arts Center +
    4 saves

    Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

    New Bedford

  • Art Complex Museum +
    3 saves

    Art Complex Museum

    Duxbury

  • Arthur Moniz Gallery +
    2 saves

    Arthur Moniz Gallery

    New Bedford