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

  • Sandwich Glass Museum +
    45 saves

    Sandwich Glass Museum

    Sandwich

  • Springfield Museums +
    45 saves

    Springfield Museums

    Springfield

  • Otis House Museum, A Historic New England Property +
    43 saves

    Otis House Museum, A Historic New England Property

    Boston

  • Rose Kennedy Greenway +
    43 saves

    Rose Kennedy Greenway

    Boston

  • Phillips House Museum +
    41 saves

    Phillips House Museum

    Salem

  • Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property +
    40 saves

    Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property

    Quincy

  • Harvard Art Museums +
    38 saves

    Harvard Art Museums

    Cambridge

  • Diablo Glass School +
    37 saves

    Diablo Glass School

    Boston

  • Museum of Russian Icons +
    35 saves

    Museum of Russian Icons

    Clinton

  • Ipswich Museum +
    29 saves

    Ipswich Museum

    Ipswich

  • The Institute of Contemporary Art +
    26 saves

    The Institute of Contemporary Art

    Boston

  • A Christmas Museum (at Vaillancourt Folk Art +
    23 saves

    A Christmas Museum (at Vaillancourt Folk Art

    Sutton

  • International Poster Gallery +
    22 saves

    International Poster Gallery

    Boston

  • Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate +
    21 saves

    Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate

    Waltham

  • Fuller Craft Museum +
    20 saves

    Fuller Craft Museum

    Brockton

  • Clark Art Institute +
    18 saves

    Clark Art Institute

    Williamstown

  • Vaillancourt Folk Art +
    18 saves

    Vaillancourt Folk Art

    Sutton

  • Winslow Crocker House, A Historic New England Property +
    17 saves

    Winslow Crocker House, A Historic New England Property

    Yarmouth Port

  • Sargent House Museum +
    16 saves

    Sargent House Museum

    Gloucester

  • Marine Museum at Fall River +
    15 saves

    Marine Museum at Fall River

    Fall River