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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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Didn't quite meet the hype

Before visiting Providence I was very interested in "things to do," & the RISD museum was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brian I
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Sayville, New York
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Interesting and Eclectic Collection

There is quite a variety of art and artifacts on display, from Egyptian and Ancient Greek to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
robertwD7057IG
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Toronto
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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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224 Benefit St, Providence, RI 02903-2711
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Before visiting Providence I was very interested in "things to do," & the RISD museum was consistently near the top of the list. I enjoy spending a few hours in a museum, so I was excited to go. The collection is very diverse, and there...More

Thank Brian I
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is quite a variety of art and artifacts on display, from Egyptian and Ancient Greek to contemporary. There is an extensive exhibit of etchings which includes a description of technique. There are also works by Monet, Degas, Toulouse Lautrec and others prominent 19th century...More

Thank robertwD7057IG
Reviewed 3 days ago

A small museum that has some amazing pieces - a wonderful unknown Van Gogh a great collection o german porcelain, and some absolutely beautiful sculptures and impressionist paintings. A must go to museum if you are in Providence.

Thank aleemans
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this Museum and leisurely walking in the three attached buildings took over 3 hours to see everything. You can take photos without a flash. We particularly liked the impressionist exhibit with works by may famous artists. There is a series of elevators which...More

Thank Alan J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went here with our young children and enjoyed the exhibits. Although small, the collection is quite varied. The museum comprised of old and newly built facilities. It makes it even more interesting

Thank 504lilyv
Reviewed 6 days ago

The RISD Museum boasts a fine collection of art treasures, including many from famous artists and sculptors. A great way to spend an afternoon, rain or shine.

Thank Richard F Jr S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw a wide variety of art. Student art was fascinating. Impressionist works were a surprise. Interesting scultptures .

Thank Slumdog2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Span art worlds from early civilization to post-modern in One morning or afternoon. Nice open cafe for breakfast or lunch. Don't miss frequent classical music concertos and recitals in the 4th floor skylit hall lined with classical paintings.

Thank 4birthdays
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this museum, which really inspires one to connect with the art. They feature lots of student art in addition to more classical pieces. The museum also reinvents itself often, so it is a great place to visit and revisit. If you're in the...More

Thank JoAnnSF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great museum. Nice collection of impressionist and a nice Rodin. Something for everyone and the security folks were really nice. One told us about other things to do in the area and about his time at the museum. Very friendly.

Thank Jim-Deanna
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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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disiilusioned
3 August 2016|
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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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