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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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A pleasurable visit

Wonderful way to spend a few hours in Providence. Housed in five buildings, the museum galleries... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
FoieGrasFatty
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NY
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A fabulous museum

The RISD Museum of Art has an assortment of collections. There is a room with table china - pitcher... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
susanm2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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 via mobile

Wonderful way to spend a few hours in Providence. Housed in five buildings, the museum galleries are fun to walk through for the architecture and interior design as well as to view the collection and exhibitions. The shop offers cool works by new artists as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The RISD Museum of Art has an assortment of collections. There is a room with table china - pitcher collections and such. There are several portrait and painting galleries. There is a whole floor of fully furnished rooms, I believe from the Pendelton collection. There...More

Thank susanm2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed this museum. There is a great variety of artwork and artifacts on display. Something for everyone. I also liked that they had an area that displayed the work of students. The girl working at the front desk was very friendly and helpful. This...More

Thank Gary F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive to see such a collection in a university. Names like Pollack, Rembrandt, Rodin, Toulouse Lautrec, Rothko to name but a few. The collection covers a wide range to suit most people's Interest. There is a food facility there as well.

Thank Tolroy
Reviewed 1 week ago

My recent visit to providence included this museum where we have long planned. The numerous arts and other exhibits which are highly valued is appealing and definitely worth a visit.

Thank Suganthi M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had never heard of this museum but it is world class! There are artworks from the great masters Monet, Picasso, Degas, Renoir, etc. There is an Egyptian mummy, a huge wooden statue of Buddha the largest in the USA, Roman statues, mosaics, art work,...More

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here with family and friends (including young children) and everyone had a good time. There's lots to see on various floors/levels so allow yourself ample time to explore and see everything. There was art from various world regions on display and also modern...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful art museum that you can spend a morning or afternoon in. The collection is diverse and there are some very unique pieces (the largest wooden Buddha sculpture in the US, for example). The staff are friendly and helpful to navigate the building, which...More

Thank ClassicalMusicRules
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the visit. The student exhibit is really fun and in the museum/museum - the art descriptions are really well executed.

Thank Jacqueline B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is a little hard to navigate even with a map, but there are employees stationed throughout. Exhibits are in various rooms, some of which require moving from one level to another on the same floor. Consequently, it might be hard for someone in...More

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Judith L
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
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Damon F
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.
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