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

  • 1794 Meetinghouse +
    1 saves

    1794 Meetinghouse

    New Salem

  • Academy of Music - Northampton +
    6 saves

    Academy of Music - Northampton


  • Adolphus Busch Hall +
    10 saves

    Adolphus Busch Hall


  • Art in the Orchard +
    10 saves

    Art in the Orchard


  • ArtsBoston BosTix Booths +
    12 saves

    ArtsBoston BosTix Booths


  • ArtWeek +
    0 saves



  • The Barn at the Egremont Village Inn +
    0 saves

    The Barn at the Egremont Village Inn

    South Egremont

  • Berklee Performance Center +
    2 saves

    Berklee Performance Center


  • Berklee Performance Center +
    0 saves

    Berklee Performance Center


  • Blanchard's Colonial Tavern +
    17 saves

    Blanchard's Colonial Tavern


  • Blue Heron +
    0 saves

    Blue Heron

    West Newton

  • Blue Hills Bank Pavilion +
    5 saves

    Blue Hills Bank Pavilion


  • Bolton Fair +
    40 saves

    Bolton Fair


  • BosTix +
    57 saves


    Greater Boston

  • Boston Chamber Music Society, Inc. +
    0 saves

    Boston Chamber Music Society, Inc.


  • Boston Children's Museum +
    349 saves

    Boston Children's Museum


  • Boston Choral Ensemble +
    0 saves

    Boston Choral Ensemble


  • Boston Early Music Festival +
    0 saves

    Boston Early Music Festival


  • Boston Harborfest +
    196 saves

    Boston Harborfest


  • Boston Pops Orchestra +
    49 saves

    Boston Pops Orchestra