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

  • Heritage Museums & Gardens +
    347 saves

    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • Boston Children's Museum +
    344 saves

    Boston Children's Museum

    Boston

  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    340 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • Harvard Museum of Natural History +
    299 saves

    Harvard Museum of Natural History

    Cambridge

  • Adams National Historical Park +
    248 saves

    Adams National Historical Park

    Quincy

  • DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum +
    220 saves

    DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

    Lincoln

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston +
    192 saves

    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Boston

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

    The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

    Amherst

  • Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum +
    177 saves

    Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

    Provincetown

  • MIT Museum +
    136 saves

    MIT Museum

    Cambridge

  • New Bedford Whaling Museum +
    134 saves

    New Bedford Whaling Museum

    New Bedford

  • Worcester Art Museum +
    127 saves

    Worcester Art Museum

    Worcester

  • Norman Rockwell Museum +
    123 saves

    Norman Rockwell Museum

    Stockbridge

  • Peabody Essex Museum +
    106 saves

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Salem

  • MASS MoCA +
    103 saves

    MASS MoCA

    North Adams

  • Museum of Science +
    103 saves

    Museum of Science

    Boston

  • Fruitlands Museum +
    90 saves

    Fruitlands Museum

    Harvard

  • Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University +
    77 saves

    Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University

    Cambridge

  • Pilgrim Hall Museum +
    76 saves

    Pilgrim Hall Museum

    Plymouth

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

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

    Gloucester