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

    Northampton

  • Art in the Orchard +
    9 saves

    Art in the Orchard

    Easthampton

  • Barrington Stage Company +
    26 saves

    Barrington Stage Company

    Pittsfield

  • Hasty Pudding Theatricals +
    1 saves

    Hasty Pudding Theatricals

    Cambridge

  • MIFA Victory Theatre +
    1 saves

    MIFA Victory Theatre

    Holyoke

  • The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home +
    140 saves

    The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

    Lenox

  • Northampton Center for the Arts +
    8 saves

    Northampton Center for the Arts

    Northampton

  • Shakespeare & Company +
    19 saves

    Shakespeare & Company

    Lenox

  • UMass Fine Arts Center +
    14 saves

    UMass Fine Arts Center

    Amherst

  • Yiddish Book Center +
    7 saves

    Yiddish Book Center

    Amherst