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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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World class art

This museum is like a small version of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. There are rooms... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Laura C
Yorktown Heights, New York
A nice place to visit

I have been visiting this museum annually for about 50 yrs. The new site is welcoming, clean and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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224 Benefit St, Providence, RI 02903-2711
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+1 401-454-6500
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is like a small version of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. There are rooms of Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Eastern art as well as room settings from various furniture periods. The painting collection is also impressive and there are special...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been visiting this museum annually for about 50 yrs. The new site is welcoming, clean and great! Visit you'll enjoy it I'm sure

Thank Pamela P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great museum! A surprisingly large collection of famous paintings. Quite interesting and user friendly, I enjoyed very much. However I would caution that it is not a place for children or even teens. Side note, it is free on Sundays which is a huge bonus

Thank Minya S
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum has the most incredible collection of art. It compares to the best art museums in the world. It also has tours for tots on some Saturdays.

Thank Amy F
Reviewed 6 days ago

There were many famous paintings in the impressionistic section, very impressive collection in a small museum. It's very easy to tour and spent about 2 hours but, that was all due to the move and reconstruction of the museum with a few floors closed. In...More

Thank AnnieMF
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the better mid-size art museums one is likely to encounter. Not surprising, considering its association with one of the nation's most respected design schools. Even so, the breadth and depth of the collections is impressive, and not to be missed if...More

Thank tarwolf
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so blown away by the incredible amount of art in this little museum! I didn't expect there to be so many floors, and sections. I especially loved the Egyptian and Asian sections, as well as the section on Impressionism. The fact that it's...More

Thank idetektiv
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had no idea what a remarkable museum this is - the architecture, the collections, the intimacy of the galleries, it all was a pleasant surprise. Definitely should be a "must see" when visiting Providence. And don't rush - plan to stay for a few...More

Thank zadkine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday is "free" day at the RISD Museum, so it was perhaps more crowded than on a pay day, but we never felt crowded. The Benefit Street entrance leads into an early-19th century house, with many rooms of antique furniture and accessories. The North Main...More

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Check out this gem in the heart of Providence, and make sure to take a peek during their monthly free days Admission is free every Sunday (10 am–5 pm) and on the third Thursday evening of each month (5–9 pm).

Thank Sarah C
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Judith L
Where to park?
14 October 2016|
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Response from 2youngandhappy | Reviewed this property |
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
What are your Thursday hours?
3 August 2016|
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Damon F
How long would you say that a casual visit to see most of this museum would take? I've read that it's fairly small; could it be done in, say, 2-2.5 hours?
9 April 2015|
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Response from Lorinos | Reviewed this property |
I agree with CavKa who responded that it depends upon the type of museum-goer that you are. But generally speaking, I'd say that 2 - 2.5 hours will give you enough time to see most of the museum.