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

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

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


  • Cape Ann Museum +
    4 saves

    Cape Ann Museum


  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    344 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate


  • Codman Estate Carriage House +
    2 saves

    Codman Estate Carriage House


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

    Cogswell's Grant, a Historic New England Property


  • DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum +
    220 saves

    DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum


  • Gropius House +
    10 saves

    Gropius House


  • Ipswich Museum +
    32 saves

    Ipswich Museum


  • Marblehead Museum +
    11 saves

    Marblehead Museum


  • Peabody Essex Museum +
    107 saves

    Peabody Essex Museum


  • Phillips House Museum +
    43 saves

    Phillips House Museum


  • Pinot's Palette Lexington Center +
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    Pinot's Palette Lexington Center


  • Sargent House Museum +
    16 saves

    Sargent House Museum


  • Whistler House Museum of Art +
    1 saves

    Whistler House Museum of Art


  • Addison Gallery of American Art


    Home to one of the most comprehensive collections of American art in the world, the Addison Gallery of American Art... more

    + 1 saves
  • Arabella Gallery


    Arabella Gallery, located in the heart of Pickering Wharf, represents some of New England's finest artists and artisans offering an... more

    + 1 saves
  • Cape Ann Artisans


    16 working studios, visit with the artisans who create and design sculpture, art, hand blown glass,mosaics and pottery. The group... more

    + 3 saves
  • Cogswell's Grant


    Extensive collection of American folk art including primitive paintings, Shaker boxes, painted furniture, and redware. more

    + 1 saves
  • Concord Art Association


    Since 1917, Concord Art Association has supported contemporary art and artists through exhibition and educational programming. The historic building and garden... more

    + 0 saves
  • Cushing House Museum


    Federal mansion (1808); paintings, furniture, carriage house, and garden. more

    + 1 saves