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

  • The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art +
    183 saves

    The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

    Amherst

  • The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home +
    140 saves

    The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

    Lenox

  • Norman Rockwell Museum +
    122 saves

    Norman Rockwell Museum

    Stockbridge

  • MASS MoCA +
    101 saves

    MASS MoCA

    North Adams

  • Tanglewood +
    80 saves

    Tanglewood

    Lenox

  • Botanic Garden of Smith College +
    67 saves

    Botanic Garden of Smith College

    Northampton

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    59 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • Chesterwood A Nation Trust Historic Site +
    45 saves

    Chesterwood A Nation Trust Historic Site

    Glendale

  • Springfield Museums +
    45 saves

    Springfield Museums

    Springfield

  • Wistariahurst Museum +
    44 saves

    Wistariahurst Museum

    Holyoke

  • Barrington Stage Company +
    26 saves

    Barrington Stage Company

    Pittsfield

  • Jacob's Pillow Dance +
    24 saves

    Jacob's Pillow Dance

    Becket

  • SculptureNow +
    22 saves

    SculptureNow

    Becket

  • Shakespeare & Company +
    19 saves

    Shakespeare & Company

    Lenox

  • Clark Art Institute +
    18 saves

    Clark Art Institute

    Williamstown

  • Ann Brauer Quilt Studio +
    16 saves

    Ann Brauer Quilt Studio

    Shelburne Falls

  • UMass Fine Arts Center +
    14 saves

    UMass Fine Arts Center

    Amherst

  • HG October Mountain Estate +
    12 saves

    HG October Mountain Estate

    Lenox

  • Mead Art Museum at Amherst College +
    12 saves

    Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

    Amherst

  • FOLCWALD Gallery of Sculptural Art +
    11 saves

    FOLCWALD Gallery of Sculptural Art

    Amherst