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 Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum +
    3 saves

    The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum

    Springfield

  • Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company: Museum & Library +
    3 saves

    Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company: Museum & Library

    Boston

  • ArtsWorcester - Art Gallery +
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    ArtsWorcester - Art Gallery

    Worcester

  • ArtWeek +
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    ArtWeek

    Boston

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

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

    Gloucester

  • Boston's Dreamland Wax Museum +
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    Boston's Dreamland Wax Museum

    Boston

  • Church of the Transfiguration +
    2 saves

    Church of the Transfiguration

    Orleans

  • Eustis Estate +
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    Eustis Estate

    Milton

  • Martha's Vineyard Museum +
    13 saves

    Martha's Vineyard Museum

    Vineyard Haven

  • Museum of Science +
    108 saves

    Museum of Science

    Boston

  • New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! +
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    New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!

    New Bedford

  • Pilgrim Hall Museum +
    80 saves

    Pilgrim Hall Museum

    Plymouth

  • Rose Art Museum +
    2 saves

    Rose Art Museum

    Waltham

  • Sandwich Glass Museum +
    47 saves

    Sandwich Glass Museum

    Sandwich

  • Turn Park +
    2 saves

    Turn Park

    West Stockbridge

  • Whistler House Museum of Art +
    1 saves

    Whistler House Museum of Art

    Lowell

  • Worcester Art Museum +
    128 saves

    Worcester Art Museum

    Worcester

  • Highfield Hall & Gardens

    Falmouth

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

    + 0 saves
  • The International Museum of World War II

    Natick

    The Museum preserves, exhibits, and teaches the entire global story. It is the only museum in the world to do... more

    + 5 saves
  • 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

    + 0 saves