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

  • Norman Rockwell Museum +
    122 saves

    Norman Rockwell Museum

    Stockbridge

  • MASS MoCA +
    100 saves

    MASS MoCA

    North Adams

  • 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

  • Clark Art Institute +
    18 saves

    Clark Art Institute

    Williamstown

  • 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

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    9 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Orange

  • University Museum of Contemporary Art +
    9 saves

    University Museum of Contemporary Art

    Amherst

  • Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program +
    8 saves

    Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program

    Williamsburg

  • Sawmill River Arts Gallery +
    2 saves

    Sawmill River Arts Gallery

    Montague Center

  • Keep Homestead Museum +
    1 saves

    Keep Homestead Museum

    Monson

  • Turn Park +
    0 saves

    Turn Park

    West Stockbridge