Art museums and galleries in Massachusetts are among world's finest

Art museums and art galleries in Massachusetts are world-class, showing exhibits that have charmed art lovers in capitals around the world. Smaller, regional art museums, with excellent reputations, like The Clark in Williamstown, are well-represented in Massachusetts.

Information Centers on Boston Common and Prudential Towers (Center Court) Boston, MA, 02116 Phone: 888-733-2678

Endless Avenues of Art and Culture

Boston's cultural calendar is seemingly endless. Whatever your interest, Boston has something for you: fine art, contemporary art, hands-on-science exhibits, historical relics, the latest computer technology and world-class performances. You can dive into the New England Aquarium, or soar 50 stories above the street with a visit to the Skywalk Observatory, where you’ll take in magnificent 360-degree views of Boston and beyond. For the Traveling Family, there’s Boston Children's Museum, one of the best in the country. If you’re of the scientific mind, be sure to visit the Museum of Science, which features over 600 exhibits. For the naturalist, the Harvard Museum of Natural History has over 21 million specimens for you to examine. And of course, there is the Museum of Fine Arts, the cutting edge Institute of Contemporary Art, the Boston Opera, the Boston Ballet and so much more.

South Shore Art Center

119 Ripley Road Cohasset, MA, 02025 Phone: 781-383-2787

The South Shore Art Center is a regional center for the arts with two galleries offering changing exhibitions of contemporary work by regional and national artists as well as the country’s oldest outdoor art and craft festival. This year’s 48th Arts Festival on the Common will take place June 13—15, 2003. For more information visit www.ssac.org or call 781-383-ARTS.