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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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Think you’ve seen unusual, wacky, cutting-edge art? Come here and check out where it probably came... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tia_Francesca
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Worth a visit

My wife and I visited here to fill some time on an iffy weather day. The collector impressionist... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dennis B
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Atlanta, Georgia
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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 yesterday via mobile

Think you’ve seen unusual, wacky, cutting-edge art? Come here and check out where it probably came from. Cozy campus straddles genteel Benefit Street and downtown. Great museum, fun store!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited here to fill some time on an iffy weather day. The collector impressionist art made the stop well worthwhile. Additionally, there is a collection of a wealthy Providence resident that is housed in a replica of his original home. The...More

Thank Dennis B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very interesting museum with much to see. It's a little difficult to figure out where you are at times but the security guards are extremely helpful with guidance. There are several buildings tied together to form the museum so it can be...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a delightful museum with a variety of artworks ranging from classic (old) to contemporary to student art spread over several floors. Don't miss the huge wooden Buddha (in a room of its own in the Asian art area) or the little Jackson Pollack...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

RISD museum is excellent - a historic Providence house with some original decor, and a huge historic / modern art museum attached. Don't miss the big inner gallery with huge paintings and portraits; there are some amazing things there.

Thank Loren W
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

I've been to museums all over the world, and this is truly my FAVORITE!!! They have an Egyptian mummy, Monet, Manet, Degas, Rodin, Warhol, a lion from Babylon.... etc., etc., etc. What's amazing is that they have a little bit of everything, and can be...More

Thank Lisa212015
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

It is a quite big museum - and you can get easily lost, because I think the signage is quite strange, or maybe not enough maps. Also it is a bit disorganized and there is no real connection between the different galleries, mixing eras and...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Did not realize how many artifacts of historical relevance, it was really a treat. I thought it would only be art but I was mistaken

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We toured the museum and there is a wealth to see. Includes many many different art forms. Be sure to see the painting gallery for the Van Gogh!

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

If you expect a review on its programs you can stop reading. This is about the campus and how beautiful and relaxing it is to enjoy a walk along the water line - park at 1 century plaza - get a coffee or something else...More

Thank Juancho D
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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
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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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