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

  • Clark Art Institute +
    17 saves

    Clark Art Institute

    Williamstown

  • Blanchard's Colonial Tavern +
    16 saves

    Blanchard's Colonial Tavern

    Avon

  • HyArts Cultural District +
    16 saves

    HyArts Cultural District

    Hyannis, Ma.

  • MassJazz +
    14 saves

    MassJazz

    Boston

  • UMass Fine Arts Center +
    14 saves

    UMass Fine Arts Center

    Amherst

  • South End Open Market +
    13 saves

    South End Open Market

    Boston

  • HG October Mountain Estate +
    12 saves

    HG October Mountain Estate

    Lenox

  • Patriot Place +
    12 saves

    Patriot Place

    Foxborough

  • The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture +
    12 saves

    The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture

    Boston

  • Cape Cod Melody Tent +
    11 saves

    Cape Cod Melody Tent

    Hyannis

  • Citi Performing Arts Center +
    11 saves

    Citi Performing Arts Center

    Boston

  • ArtsBoston BosTix Booths +
    10 saves

    ArtsBoston BosTix Booths

    Boston

  • Wackenhammer's Clockwork Arcade and Carousel +
    9 saves

    Wackenhammer's Clockwork Arcade and Carousel

    Hyannis

  • Art in the Orchard +
    8 saves

    Art in the Orchard

    Easthampton

  • Northampton Center for the Arts +
    8 saves

    Northampton Center for the Arts

    Northampton

  • Adolphus Busch Hall +
    7 saves

    Adolphus Busch Hall

    Cambridge

  • Firehouse Center for the Arts +
    7 saves

    Firehouse Center for the Arts

    Newburyport

  • Luthiers Co-op +
    7 saves

    Luthiers Co-op

    Easthampton

  • Sculler's Jazz Club +
    7 saves

    Sculler's Jazz Club

    Boston

  • Yiddish Book Center +
    7 saves

    Yiddish Book Center

    Amherst