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Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art

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Neighbourhood: College Hill
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Address: 224 Benefit Street, 20 North Main St, Providence, RI 02903
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+1 401-454-6500
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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This innovative and internationally renowned museum showcases more than...

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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First time visit, but not the last, particularly of free Sunday's

The RISD Museum was always on my must see places to visit where it is only a 20 min., less than 14 mile drive from my home. The free Sundays from 10 am - 5 pm and free on street... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The RISD Museum was always on my must see places to visit where it is only a 20 min., less than 14 mile drive from my home. The free Sundays from 10 am - 5 pm and free on street parking which can be a problem on Providence's College Hill anytime of the day or evening, plus a local group... More 

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Smithfield, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The free Thursday exhibits are fantastic and a great free night. The exhibits are as wonderful as any art museum!

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Round Rock, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The RISD museum was being renovated so was a bit difficult to maneuver around. The displays were interesting and worth the visit. We enjoyed our time there.

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Williamsburg, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was a great surprise! There were so many different exhibits covering ancient through contemporary art. Make sure you allow yourself enough time, you won't want to be rushed.

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providence ri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come for the classical artwork, stay for the history. This art museum has a bountiful collection of ancient and modern art. It has a 13 foot wooden Buddha the has awed children of all ages for years. it is an absolute must for lovers of art. And a pretty nifty gift shop to boot!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

I love the mixture of ancient art and contemporary exhibits. Eclectic and full of exciting art. I highly recommend it!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is one of my favorite places in Providence. I am sure people would be surprised to see that this little museum has a little bit of everything that you would otherwise have to travel the world to see. Mummies, a large Buddha, Picasso, an alter, various contemporary artists, Fashion, furniture, Colonial furniture, silver and tea sets, Greek statues and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We visited the museum on a Sunday early afternoon, and it is a wonderful place! Lots of interesting exhibits, both artwork and sculpture, modern and not. Was not very busy, either. We didn't know this, but it is free every Sunday from 10 to 5. That was the icing on the cake!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent collection of art from masters and from the students of RISD. We were able to see a special exhibition that was spectacular. There are free exhibition days so be sure to check ahead, I believe in Sunday's.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

It is nestled into adjoining brownstones at the foot of College Hill and has a midsized collection spanning from the ancient to the modern era. Many major artists are represented. I love this little place!

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