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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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Nice collection and enjoyable cafe

This is a relatively small museum with a nice collection that could be seen in a few hours or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pico427
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Boston, Massachusetts
Great little museum

The RISD museum is a great little museum. It is small, but has a nice overview of art from ancient... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KathyBrian1996
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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 1 week ago

This is a relatively small museum with a nice collection that could be seen in a few hours or longer. The cafe is a nice place to relax.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The RISD museum is a great little museum. It is small, but has a nice overview of art from ancient Egypt and Rome to very contemporary pieces. I was surprised with their Impressionists (Van Gogh, Manet, Degas, Monet). They also have rooms with Colonial furniture...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Diverse, eclectic and world class collection! Fantastic location, although parking can be a challenge, but this should not be a deterrent. Walk the grounds at Brown or along the canal after your visit. One of the best restaurants in RI is right across the street!...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum can be enjoyed in a little over an hour, so you can squeeze it in to fit your touring schedule. There is a variety of art, situated on a number of floors, but all accessible by elevator and the best part is the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The permanent collections are incredibly varied. The temporary exhibits are always surprising and eye-opening. This is a wonderful museum to spend a few hours in any time of year.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has an extensive collection of art, artifacts, textiles, sculptures and additional forms of art expression from a wide variety of world cultures. They are beautiful, expressive, thought provoking, educational and interesting. Unfortunately the museum feels it needs to make a statement about current...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found a wide range of materials, styles and eras, from old to modern, furniture, flat art, sculpture, objects. Came away with some good ideas for my own work.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Few university museums are as well endowed, and even fewer managed to display them in a manner as beautiful and stimulating as the famed RISD Museum. Spent half the day wandering around this enchanting place. Seems like everything item carries a useful explanatory note, which...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been in the Louvre and in The Met and in the V&A, and the Smithsonian and more, and I can safely say this is a VERY impressive museum. It's like a Mini Met with coverage of so many diverse geographic areas and time...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum. Must check out the students' exhibits and the museum store. It's deceiving large inside so be sure not to miss anything.

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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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