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Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art

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Pleasant afternoon

Easy access, pleasant atmosphere, many students also in the gallery which added to the joy of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Eastford, Connecticut
most enjoyable

Following a delightful Saturday lunch nearby, our daughter, her husband (both RISD alums) and their... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ashford, United States
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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...more
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All reviews pendleton house van gogh permanent collection special exhibit ancient egypt old masters wooden buddha little bit of everything amazing collection several buildings free admission on display rhode island school of design gift shop few hours couple of hours benefit street
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Easy access, pleasant atmosphere, many students also in the gallery which added to the joy of visiting the museum.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lyneskristine
Reviewed 3 days ago

Following a delightful Saturday lunch nearby, our daughter, her husband (both RISD alums) and their two children, ages 6 and 9mos. toured the museum for a couple of hours. Our grandson was hoping for some dinosaur fossils but was not unhappy about there being none,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank robertwS4782JH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were expecting a museum focused on design, but saw that in fact, the design displays in this museum are only a small fraction of the collection. There is an antique home that has been incorporated into the museum, and there are Asian, Greek and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Chris_vonR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit was totally worthwhile. The museum and collection were much bigger than we expected. Very nice. Definitely glad we took the time to do this.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank janaLad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I knew I wanted to tour the RISD Museum but did not know much about it's collection. Extremely surprised by the Impressionists and some of the other unexpected pieces. I've seen Chihuly glass at the V&A in London and the MFA in Boston, and was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KTHip
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has a wide variety of artifacts from ancient Egypt and the Mediterranean through current day. The modern art section, 20th century, is a focus of course, but the museum has large presence of Impressionists - very rewarding.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stefan N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The RISD museum has something for everyone. Special visiting exhibits, classical, modern, European, Asian and more. I never tire of repeat visits. Check it out on Sundays for FREE! I brought my 8 year old niece this past summer and she was hooked. Left the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lifeoutsideyourown
Reviewed 13 February 2019

The RISD Museum has a surprisingly large, varied, and high-quality collection -- everything from painting and sculpture to textiles and furniture, dating from 3000 BCE to yesterday. The exhibits are very professionally staged and curated, but the hodge-podge building makes it all feel charmingly cozy...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mark S
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Museum covers most of a block between North Main and Benefit Streets, on the side of the hill. Exhibits integrated across diverse cultures, so that you can get a sense for comparison. Second floor has student exhibits, which were intriguing and definitely worth exploring.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 12 February 2019

For first time art museum goers, RISD is perfect because it takes you from antiquity to contemporary art across the board.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Elizabeth O
8 February 2018|
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Response from DannyWasserman | Reviewed this property |
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
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
3 August 2016|
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