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

  • Becket Arts Center of the Hilltowns

    Becket

    Rotating Exhibits of artists including jewelry from the Berkshire and beyond. Artist receptions every other Saturday. Young People (ages 5-14)... more

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  • Cahoon Museum of American Art

    Cotuit

    1775 colonial farmhouse; primitive paintings by Ralph and Martha Cahoon; 19th- and early 20th- century American art; changing exhibits more

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  • Concord Art Association

    Concord

    Since 1917, Concord Art Association has supported contemporary art and artists through exhibition and educational programming. The historic building and garden... more

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  • Danforth Museum of Art

    Framingham

    Our mission statement: The Danforth Museum and School of Art actively engages its communities within an intimate environment to experience,... more

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  • Design Museum Boston

    Boston

    We're a new kind of museum focused on educating the world about design. We have offices based in Boston, MA;... more

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  • The Gallery at Hallmark Institute of Photography

    Turners Falls

    Located in the refurbished former Colle Opera house; The Gallery is an exhibition venue for fine photography from some of... more

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  • George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum

    Springfield

    Outstanding collection of Oriental arms and Middle Eastern rugs, Chinese cloisonne, and Asian decorative arts; 19th-century American paintings; sculpture cast... more

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  • Hands-On Art Museum

    Shirley

    Walk in and find five exhibits full of art supplies, projects, and activities for ages two and up. The Hands-On... more

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  • Highfield Hall & Gardens

    Falmouth

    Highfield Hall & Gardens is a dynamic and unique museum providing opportunities for education, entertainment and inspiration. The natural, historic,... more

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  • Indaba of New England

    Brockton

    The mission of the Indaba Theatre of New England is: To inspire and uplift. To empower inner city youth. To... more

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  • Ipswich Arts

    Ipswich

    Profiles and information on all facets of the Ipswich art scene. Includes information on local artists and artisans, classes and... more

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  • Le Laboratoire Cambridge

    Cambridge

    Le Laboratoire Cambridge is a unique art and design center that invites visitors to explore the experiments and wonders of... more

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  • List Visual Arts Center, MIT

    Cambridge

    Exhibitions explore challenging, intellectual contemporary art making in all media: painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation, and architecture/design. Map available... more

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  • Lynn Arts, Inc.

    Lynn

    Gallery features a variety of exhibits throughout the year. Classes and workshops are available. more

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  • Marion Art Center

    Marion

    Two art galleries; theater; studio; portraits by Cecil Clark Davis. more

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  • Mount Tabor Ecumenical Centre for Art and Spirituality

    Orleans

    Luce Del Mondo (Light of the World) Sacred Art Exhibit - Sponsored by the Mount Tabor Ecumenical Centre for Art... more

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  • Museum of Dog

    North Adams

    A collection of paintings, sculptures, antique dog collars, photography and other dog related collectibles. Presented in the former Quinn's Wallpaper... more

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  • New Bedford Art Museum

    New Bedford

    Our Mission: The New Bedford Art Museum engages the public in experiencing, understanding and appreciating art. The South Coast is... more

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  • Pamela Wamala Fine Art Studio

    Lowell

    Pamela Wamala, is a pastel painter, instructor and one of 13 artists located at Brush Art Gallery 148 State Street, Boston, MA 02109... more

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  • Rockport Art Association

    Rockport

    Featuring award-winning paintings, graphics, sculpture & photography from New England artists, as well as paintings & graphics from our Permanent Collection of... more

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