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

  • Zeiterion Performing Arts Center +
    4 saves

    Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

    New Bedford

  • Imagine: A Center for Community & the Arts +
    3 saves

    Imagine: A Center for Community & the Arts

    Cambridge

  • Berklee Performance Center +
    2 saves

    Berklee Performance Center

    Boston

  • Dedee Shattuck Gallery +
    1 saves

    Dedee Shattuck Gallery

    Westport

  • Lowell Memorial Auditorium +
    1 saves

    Lowell Memorial Auditorium

    Lowell

  • ArtWeek +
    0 saves

    ArtWeek

    Boston

  • Berklee Performance Center +
    0 saves

    Berklee Performance Center

    Boston

  • Black Mamba Dance Company +
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    Black Mamba Dance Company

    Westborough

  • The Downtown Gloucester Block Party Series

    Gloucester

    The third Saturday of the month July 20, August 17 & September 21 Gloucester's Main Street becomes an entertainment mall featuring five performance... more

    + 12 saves
  • Boston Ballet

    Boston

    Since 1963, Boston Ballet has been one of the leading dance companies in the world on stage, in the studio and... more

    + 6 saves
  • The Fine Arts Center

    Amherst

    Broadway musicals, theater and dance performances, jazz concerts, orchestra, and chamber music. more

    + 5 saves
  • Xfinity Center

    Mansfield

    Musical concerts performed in 19,000-plus capacity amphitheater; covered and lawn seating. more

    + 5 saves
  • College of Humanities & Fine Arts at UMass Amherst

    Amherst

    Societies throughout history have generated scholars, artists, writers and thinkers who have raised fundamental questions to better understand and express... more

    + 4 saves
  • The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

    Great Barrington

    The mission of The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is to be the leading year-round presenter of performing arts, film, educational... more

    + 4 saves
  • AHA! New Bedford

    New Bedford

    AHA! (art, history and architecture) Night is a FREE arts and culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of... more

    + 3 saves
  • Albany Berkshire Ballet

    Pittsfield

    Professional dance company. more

    + 3 saves
  • Berkshire Theatre Group

    Pittsfield

    The Colonial and Berkshire Theatre Fest have joined forces forming a partnership that will continue to serve as the backbone... more

    + 3 saves
  • Salem Arts Festival

    Salem

    For three days each summer, this free festival transforms downtown Salem into an opportunity for the arts community to showcase... more

    + 3 saves
  • Cape Cod Theater Coalition

    Dennis

    17 live theater venues across Cape Cod from Woods Hole to Provincetown. Comedy, drama, music and more. Year-round and summer theater. more

    + 2 saves
  • Celebrity Series of Boston

    Boston

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    + 2 saves