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“Great variety and free.”

Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art
Ranked #1 of 134 things to do in Providence
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
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 1700's, porcelain figurines, ... Expect to spend the day there. Sunday is ideal as it is open to the public for $0.. Other days, show your Bank of America card for discount.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

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

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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 food at the Benefit Street entrance- a nice place to relax

Thank Mike G
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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 pick me up about half way through.

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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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