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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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Fantastic Small Museum with Tremendous Varied Collection

The RISD Museum is the perfect museum for the museum lover who could spend the day and hesitant... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cambridge, Massachusetts
via mobile

If you like art you'll enjoy this venue. Located in college neighborhood of historic Providence... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Johnston, 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 Japanese Buddha has its own room with benches for meditating.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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224 Benefit St, Providence, RI 02903-2711
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The RISD Museum is the perfect museum for the museum lover who could spend the day and hesitant who'd rather not go. They have art and artifacts from across the world. A mummy from Egypt, sculptures from Thailand, and one of my favorites a giant...More

Thank karenparmett
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like art you'll enjoy this venue. Located in college neighborhood of historic Providence. Parking can be tough but once you've figured that out there is plenty to keep you busy inside. Ancient artifacts through modern art available for viewing. If you're lucky you...More

Thank tyais75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parking was easy. Walking distance from all local hotels. Great for children, a highlight has always been "the mummy". Easy accessability for elderly or handicapped viewers. Near some great eaterys and in an area with much history!

Thank kingsgate122652
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent less than an hour here, and that was plenty. They do have a Rodin, and a few other classic pieces.

Thank SeeSmellTasteTouch
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is great Museum and deserves more attention and attendance. Go by all means with family and visitors. You should need a map, the rooms are in the old building and new, modern areas. Walk from the old art into the new. The experience is...More

Thank 475julioo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every birthday for years and years my Mom (Hazel Godfrey Bailey Essex) and I went to RISD Museum. It was a very special event. Mom graduated after 4 years of Interior Design studies in 1933. Many years later, I believe it was in the 80's,...More

1  Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The great hall alone is worth the trip. You'll see a little of everything... paintings, photography, statuary, even sarcophagi.. modern and antique. There's usually a student exhibit going on as well.

Thank Steven T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A varied, interesting collection in a beautiful museum in an equally beautiful location in Providence, one of the best preserved late 18th - early19th century neighborhoods in the US.

Thank crossborder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place to spend an hour or a day. Around every corner is something that will catch your eye. Several buildings joined together create smaller intimate galleries that are not intimidating. The guards are very helpful and nice, and will guide you if you loose...More

Thank BMryl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The RISD Museum of Art is a charming small art museum. The permanent collection includes surprisingly good examples of work by Jackson Pollack, Mark Rothko and Louise Bourgeois, among others.

Thank Rachelle1950
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Judith L
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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9 April 2015|
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Response from Lorinos | Reviewed this property |
I agree with CavKa who responded that it depends upon the type of museum-goer that you are. But generally speaking, I'd say that 2 - 2.5 hours will give you enough time to see most of the museum.