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

  • MASS MoCA +
    101 saves

    MASS MoCA

    North Adams

  • Botanic Garden of Smith College +
    67 saves

    Botanic Garden of Smith College

    Northampton

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    59 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • Wistariahurst Museum +
    44 saves

    Wistariahurst Museum

    Holyoke

  • SculptureNow +
    22 saves

    SculptureNow

    Becket

  • Clark Art Institute +
    18 saves

    Clark Art Institute

    Williamstown

  • Ann Brauer Quilt Studio +
    16 saves

    Ann Brauer Quilt Studio

    Shelburne Falls

  • UMass Fine Arts Center +
    14 saves

    UMass Fine Arts Center

    Amherst

  • HG October Mountain Estate +
    12 saves

    HG October Mountain Estate

    Lenox

  • FOLCWALD Gallery of Sculptural Art +
    11 saves

    FOLCWALD Gallery of Sculptural Art

    Amherst

  • Beehive Sewing Studio + Workspace +
    10 saves

    Beehive Sewing Studio + Workspace

    Northampton

  • DownStreet Art +
    9 saves

    DownStreet Art

    North Adams

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    9 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Orange

  • Northampton Center for the Arts +
    8 saves

    Northampton Center for the Arts

    Northampton

  • Yiddish Book Center +
    7 saves

    Yiddish Book Center

    Amherst

  • Museum of Our Industrial Heritage +
    6 saves

    Museum of Our Industrial Heritage

    Greenfield

  • Shelburne Arts Cooperative +
    6 saves

    Shelburne Arts Cooperative

    Shelburne Falls

  • Salmon Falls Gallery +
    4 saves

    Salmon Falls Gallery

    Shelburne Falls

  • Eastworks +
    3 saves

    Eastworks

    Easthampton

  • Paradise City, Inc. +
    3 saves

    Paradise City, Inc.

    Northampton