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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  • 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

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  • Flying Pig Pottery

    Woods Hole

    One of a kind Cape inspired functional pottery more

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  • HandCraft House

    Brewster

    A favorite of residents and summer visitors since 1986. The HandCraft House features hand made creations from local, regional and nationally... more

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  • Forbes Library

    Northampton

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  • Galerie d'Orsay

    Boston

    Original works by Old Master, Impressionist and Modern artists including Rembrandt, Renoir, L'Hermitte, Pissarro, Cassatt, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Matisse, Dali, Chagall... more

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  • Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen

    East Sandwich

    Green Briar offers natural history classes for all ages, changing art exhibitions, live animal exhibits, a wildflower garden and nature... more

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  • Julesplace - Art Gallery

    Boston

    Art Gallery representing 75 mid-career contemporary artists from across United States. Specialized in residential and corporate art consulting. Serving greater Boston... more

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  • Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail

    Pelham, Hadley, Northfield, Florence, Greenfield, Shelburne Falls

    A self-guided driving tour of nine award winning pottery studios in western Massachusetts. more

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  • Berkshire Art Gallery

    Great Barrington

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  • Chococoa Baking Company & Cafe

    Newburyport

    Chococoa Baking Company is an artisanal baker of The Whoopie. A smaller, richer, triple chocolate version of the childhood treat.... more

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  • The Christina Gallery

    Edgartown

    fine art gallery more

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  • Grand Circle Gallery

    Boston

    Grand Circle Gallery offers travel-themed exhibits featuring vintage travel posters. The extensive poster collection focuses on the "Golden Age... more

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  • The Little Beach Gallery

    Hyannis

    Art gallery and gift shop featuring the works of over 40 local Cape Cod artist, all inspired by the beach and... more

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  • Little Big House Gallery

    Shelburne

    Little Big House Gallery opened to the public in August of 2006. The gallery is located in an illusionistic, archetypal house... more

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  • Marine Arts Gallery

    Salem

    Marine Arts Gallery is the oldest gallery in the USA devoted to marine art. We always have a great selection... more

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  • North Adams Open Studios

    North Adams

    North Adams Open Studios opens its doors for you to come celebrate a weekend of art. Open Studios 2013 takes place... more

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  • Paint and Sip Hadley

    Hadley

    We are a premiere paint and sip studio offering full in studio events for singles, couples, and group parties. We... more

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  • Rock Harbor Gallery

    Orleans

    Gallery/Studio Fine Art Original Watercolors Classes Giclee Fine Art Prints Commissions more

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  • 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

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  • Sea Glass Art

    Pocasset

    Recycled wooden windows & doors from Cape Cod houses/barns, then adding shells, sea glass, rocks, seaweed, etc, from the... more

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