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Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art

224 Benefit St, Providence, RI 02903-2711
+1 401-454-6500
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One of the best art museums in New England

RISD museum is excellent - a historic Providence house with some original decor, and a huge... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Loren W
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Providence, Rhode Island
BEST MUSEUM!!!

I've been to museums all over the world, and this is truly my FAVORITE!!! They have an Egyptian... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lisa212015
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Coventry, Rhode Island
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This innovative and internationally renowned museum showcases more than 80,000 works of art from Paul Revere's silver and caricatures of 18th century Europe, to French Impressionists and the avant-garde works of recent alumni. A 12th-century Japanese Buddha has its own room with benches for meditating.
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224 Benefit St, Providence, RI 02903-2711
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Reviewed 2 days ago

RISD museum is excellent - a historic Providence house with some original decor, and a huge historic / modern art museum attached. Don't miss the big inner gallery with huge paintings and portraits; there are some amazing things there.

Thank Loren W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I've been to museums all over the world, and this is truly my FAVORITE!!! They have an Egyptian mummy, Monet, Manet, Degas, Rodin, Warhol, a lion from Babylon.... etc., etc., etc. What's amazing is that they have a little bit of everything, and can be...More

Thank Lisa212015
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It is a quite big museum - and you can get easily lost, because I think the signage is quite strange, or maybe not enough maps. Also it is a bit disorganized and there is no real connection between the different galleries, mixing eras and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not realize how many artifacts of historical relevance, it was really a treat. I thought it would only be art but I was mistaken

Thank Sioooooone
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured the museum and there is a wealth to see. Includes many many different art forms. Be sure to see the painting gallery for the Van Gogh!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you expect a review on its programs you can stop reading. This is about the campus and how beautiful and relaxing it is to enjoy a walk along the water line - park at 1 century plaza - get a coffee or something else...More

Thank Juancho D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

RISD museum is truly a gem tucked away on the historic East Side. The exhibits are extensive yet small enough not to be overwhelming. It's a very peaceful place and the cafe is excellent too. Sundays the admission is free! Absolutely worth a visit.

Thank nt33311
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited RISD and participated in the prospective student info session and tour. Staff was very informative and students were very helpful. The tour was about 1 1/2 hours long, touring dorms, the Met, library, Nature Lab and illustration building. The student guides were respectful,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Graduation season for Brown Univ., RISD., and Johnson and Wales University. All within walking distance to this great museum. A must see if Providence is on your to go list. A special treat for young and old as welll is the very popular “mummy”.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

RISD Museum continues to be top-notch! we were there Jan 2015 and much of the displays delighted me-again, or newly! Beautiful furniture design-a cherry music stand as eye-catching as a sculpture--some classics from mid-century 1900's still sharp and stand-out well-designed---but I also want to compliment...More

Thank ANNE R
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I believe we went on a Tuesday, it was a few months ago. I believe it was 15.00 to get in. There were donation boxes along the way if you were inclined to offer to donate more money. There was also a student section that... More
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If you're looking for free parking, there's not any for the museum. The best option, if you're up to walk a few blocks, is probably to park on Congdon St. I believe it was after 10am you could park free for the entire day... More
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