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

  • Lawn On D +
    6 saves

    Lawn On D

    Boston

  • North Shore Music Theatre +
    6 saves

    North Shore Music Theatre

    Beverly

  • Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston +
    6 saves

    Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston

    Waltham

  • William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps +
    6 saves

    William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps

    Lexington

  • Blue Hills Bank Pavilion +
    5 saves

    Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

    Boston

  • Chelsea Art Walk +
    5 saves

    Chelsea Art Walk

    Chelsea

  • Shalin Liu Performance Center +
    5 saves

    Shalin Liu Performance Center

    Rockport

  • DCU Center +
    4 saves

    DCU Center

    Worcester

  • Karuna Center for Yoga and Healing Arts +
    4 saves

    Karuna Center for Yoga and Healing Arts

    Northampton

  • Salsa Y Control Dance Company +
    4 saves

    Salsa Y Control Dance Company

    Allston

  • Zeiterion Performing Arts Center +
    4 saves

    Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

    New Bedford

  • Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds +
    3 saves

    Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

    Newton

  • Eastworks +
    3 saves

    Eastworks

    Easthampton

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

    Imagine: A Center for Community & the Arts

    Cambridge

  • Paradise City, Inc. +
    3 saves

    Paradise City, Inc.

    Easthampton

  • Provincetown Jazz Festival +
    3 saves

    Provincetown Jazz Festival

    Provincetown

  • MBL Club +
    2 saves

    MBL Club

    Woods Hole

  • The Nines festival +
    2 saves

    The Nines festival

    Devens

  • 1794 Meetinghouse +
    1 saves

    1794 Meetinghouse

    New Salem

  • Boch Center - Wang & Shubert Theatres +
    1 saves

    Boch Center - Wang & Shubert Theatres

    Boston