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

  • Sargent House Museum +
    16 saves

    Sargent House Museum

    Gloucester

  • Cogswell's Grant, a Historic New England Property +
    15 saves

    Cogswell's Grant, a Historic New England Property

    Essex

  • Marine Museum at Fall River +
    15 saves

    Marine Museum at Fall River

    Fall River

  • UMass Fine Arts Center +
    14 saves

    UMass Fine Arts Center

    Amherst

  • Martha's Vineyard Museum +
    13 saves

    Martha's Vineyard Museum

    Edgartown

  • Mead Art Museum at Amherst College +
    13 saves

    Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

    Amherst

  • ArtsBoston BosTix Booths +
    12 saves

    ArtsBoston BosTix Booths

    Boston

  • HG October Mountain Estate +
    12 saves

    HG October Mountain Estate

    Lenox

  • Brush Art Gallery & Studios +
    11 saves

    Brush Art Gallery & Studios

    Lowell

  • Marblehead Museum +
    11 saves

    Marblehead Museum

    Marblehead

  • Adolphus Busch Hall +
    10 saves

    Adolphus Busch Hall

    Cambridge

  • Gropius House +
    10 saves

    Gropius House

    Lincoln

  • Harvard Semitic Museum +
    10 saves

    Harvard Semitic Museum

    Cambridge

  • 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

  • Cyrus Dallin Art Museum +
    7 saves

    Cyrus Dallin Art Museum

    Arlington

  • Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology +
    5 saves

    Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

    Cambridge

  • Cape Ann Museum +
    4 saves

    Cape Ann Museum

    Gloucester

  • The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum +
    3 saves

    The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum

    Springfield