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Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art

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Nice collection

A nice sampling of art throughout different eras; the museum's collection has grown over time... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
megalley
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Boston, Massachusetts
Groovy Museum with Respectable Collection

My girlfriend and I have had this place on our list for a while. We went on a Sunday because it's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kaka3stan
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Providence, Rhode Island
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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...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A nice sampling of art throughout different eras; the museum's collection has grown over time. Would appreciate seeing more in the way of design innovations.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank megalley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I have had this place on our list for a while. We went on a Sunday because it's FREE on Sundays which is great. My one complaint about that was there were lots of kids with their families - some sort of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kaka3stan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent museum. They have wonderful displays. A great place to learn new things and discover.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank debrad328
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to a number of museums around the world....Wow! RISD has an amazing collection - and the student galleries were fantastic! Easy to make a day of this with great local restaurants in the neighborhood and walkable from the Providence train station.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MMBV2018
Reviewed 17 December 2018

The museum is just the right size to enjoy in one visit, with lots of artistic treasures. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Museum that has impressive items around every turn from every era. This place is for everyone and place that is perfect for stirring up conversation with whoever you bring.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Camtownsend91
Reviewed 11 December 2018

This is a great museum - and far too big to visit properly in one day. Fabulous modern European masters (think quality not quantity) - representing Cassatt, Monet, Pissaro, Van Gogh, Picasso and more. Good collection from the middle ages and an acbsolutely stupendous collection...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ray T
Reviewed 6 December 2018

We did a free (with admission) art hour program for kids with my 8 year old and it was awesome. It was interesting, informative, and engaging. Great way to introduce kids to art. The museum was also great. It has what I would almost call...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 29 November 2018

Sure, it's not as grand or enormous as the Met or Louvre but, nevertheless, absolutely worth visiting. The permanent collection is fine, and every special exhibit I've seen has been curated so thoughtfully and, sometimes, even provocatively. Sometimes visiting a small museum like this can...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 November 2018

The exhibit that was on was very liberal& contemporary, not my taste. The other floors were interesting & historical.

Date of experience: November 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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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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