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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  • Stambandet

    Malden

    Nordic Vocal Ensemble offering a taste of Scandinavia through authentic music of Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland.Concerts and... more

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  • stART on the Street

    Worcester

    stART on the Street hosts its 10th annual September festival Sunday, 9/16. In addition to the 350+ artists and crafters selling their... more

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  • Thomas Crane Public Library

    Quincy

    Built in 1881 by noted architect Henry Hobson Richardson - who also designed Boston's famed Trinity Church - the Thomas Thomas... more

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  • Tri-County Symphonic Band

    Rochester

    The Tri-County Symphonic Band peforms five dynamic concerts a year in Marion and Mattapoisett. A community-based organization, we are proud... more

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  • Trinity Church

    Boston

    Trinity Church is a masterpiece of American architecture. Dedicated in 1877, Trinity presented a bold, fresh new face and feeling for... more

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  • Tsongas Center

    Lowell

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  • The Umbrella Community Arts Center

    Concord

    The Umbrella enriches lives and builds a vibrant community through the arts. We inspire creativity, learning, and personal growth through... more

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  • Valley Light Opera

    Amherst

    Operatic Group singing Chorus in Public for 37 years. more

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  • Voices of MetroWest

    Natick

    Voices of MetroWest is a community choir dedicated to singing together for the simple joy and sheer passion of making... more

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  • Wang Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. (The)

    Boston

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  • Wellesley Symphony Orchestra

    Wellesley

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  • Wellfleet Preservation Hall

    Wellfleet

    Wellfleet Preservation Hall, is a year-round community cultural center uniquely reflecting the creative spirit of the area. With two performing... more

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  • Wholesale Klezmer Band

    Colrain

    The Wholesale Klezmer Band celebrates the rituals and culture of Jewish life with Yiddish song and dance in concerts, celebrations... more

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  • Worcester Chamber Music Society

    Worcester

    Hailed as a group with style, imagination and chops, WCMS is a musical ensemble founded locally, performing locally, and intimately... more

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  • Worcester Cultural Coalition/WOO Card

    Worcester

    Worcester: Where will you WOO? Use the WOO Card to save at more than 60 Worcester area restaurants, museums, theaters, hotels... more

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  • World Music/CRASHarts

    Cambridge

    World Music, a non-profit organization established in 1990, is New England's premier presenter of global culture, featuring music and dance from... more

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  • World Music/CRASHarts

    Cambridge

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  • Xfinity Center

    Mansfield

    Musical concerts performed in 19,000-plus capacity amphitheater; covered and lawn seating. more

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