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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    Boston Children's Museum

    Boston

  • Harvard Museum of Natural History +
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    Harvard Museum of Natural History

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    Adams National Historical Park

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    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Boston

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    MIT Museum

    Cambridge

  • Museum of Science +
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    Museum of Science

    Boston

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    Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University

    Cambridge

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    Otis House Museum, A Historic New England Property

    Boston

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    Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property

    Quincy

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    Rose Kennedy Greenway

    Boston

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    Harvard Art Museums

    Cambridge

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    Diablo Glass School

    Boston

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    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    Boston

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    Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate

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    The Institute of Contemporary Art

    Boston

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    International Poster Gallery

    Boston

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    ArtsBoston BosTix Booths

    Boston

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    Adolphus Busch Hall

    Cambridge

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    Harvard Semitic Museum

    Cambridge

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    Cyrus Dallin Art Museum

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