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

  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum +
    28 saves

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    Boston

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

    Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property

    Quincy

  • Keep Homestead Museum +
    1 saves

    Keep Homestead Museum

    Monson

  • Marblehead Museum +
    11 saves

    Marblehead Museum

    Marblehead

  • Marine Museum at Fall River +
    15 saves

    Marine Museum at Fall River

    Fall River

  • Martha's Vineyard Museum +
    13 saves

    Martha's Vineyard Museum

    Edgartown

  • MASS MoCA +
    104 saves

    MASS MoCA

    North Adams

  • Mead Art Museum at Amherst College +
    13 saves

    Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

    Amherst

  • Memento Cape Cod +
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    Memento Cape Cod

    Orleans

  • MIT Museum +
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    MIT Museum

    Cambridge

  • Museum of Bad Art +
    2 saves

    Museum of Bad Art

    Somerville

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston +
    193 saves

    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Boston

  • Museum of Russian Icons +
    36 saves

    Museum of Russian Icons

    Clinton

  • Museum of Science +
    108 saves

    Museum of Science

    Boston

  • Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists +
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    Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists

    Boston

  • The Museum Shop at WAM +
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    The Museum Shop at WAM

    Worcester

  • My Art Boston +
    3 saves

    My Art Boston

    Jamaica Plain

  • Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum +
    0 saves

    Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum

    Nantucket

  • New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! +
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    New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!

    New Bedford

  • New Bedford Whaling Museum +
    136 saves

    New Bedford Whaling Museum

    New Bedford