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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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First visit, hope to visit again.

My sister and I visited this museum on a Sunday. What a lovely museum. First off it was free on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Great museum

It’s the RISD museum. Despite its size, it has an impressive, well-curated collection. Well worth... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kielyn J
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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224 Benefit St, Providence, RI 02903-2711
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+1 401-454-6500
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My sister and I visited this museum on a Sunday. What a lovely museum. First off it was free on this particular Sunday. They have a large, well curated collection. They even have a mummy! We also attended a free concert given by a local...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s the RISD museum. Despite its size, it has an impressive, well-curated collection. Well worth the visit. On Sundays it’s free!

Thank Kielyn J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since there was no charge on Sunday we decided to explore the RISD Museum. We were pleasantly surprised what a great museum this is. It’s sort of eclectic mix of new and old. The old section is like a house from the 1800’s filled with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Both the variety and quality of artifacts on display a true the RISD museum of art make it a museum I wouldn’t like to visit on multiple occasions. The Asian collection, in particular, stands out for its Korean porcelains and Hindu imagery. Too, the Egyptian...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The RISDI Museum is very special. The collection is highly varied and excellent and both the old and new sections of the Museum do justice to the art on display. Locals come again and again.

Thank Eugene M
Reviewed 12 January 2018

The current exhibit on pen drawings included works by Rembrandt, Michaelangelo, Da Vinci, Picasso, Duhrer, Hockney,. I love how there simple lines evokes such life like images. The museum has quite a breadth of periods, form roman to modern. There are Gilbert Stuarts, furniture forom...More

Thank D5937WNcharless
Reviewed 4 January 2018

OK we had low expectations - Providence Museum experience at RISD. This place really blew us away. Great experience!

Thank karenauclair
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

The museum itself is wonderful. A hidden gem of Providence (see the wonderful Rotho). But current special exhibit which traces the various roles of drawing over the ages is also well worth seeing Since last July there is also a Bolt Coffee cafe with light...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

I was just looking for an activity to escape the snow and I did not expect to find such a wonderful museum. They have a nice collection and the current ‘Drawing’ exhibit was amazing. They also had a nice cafe that provided a nice, warm...More

Thank elle_o_58
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Such a vast museum with such an interesting array of exhibitions. I very much recommend a visit here.

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9 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
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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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