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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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Always Great

It's been four years since my last visit and as always great to go back here. Should be a "must... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Richard S
Los Angeles, California
Rich Museum Experience

I think of a museum visit as the perfect pastime - culturally enriching, socially expansive... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Warren, Massachusetts
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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 3 days ago

It's been four years since my last visit and as always great to go back here. Should be a "must" on any visit to Providence. There are 6 levels, that include Modern & Contemporary, European, Egyptian, Decorative Arts & Design, 18th & 19th Century American....More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I think of a museum visit as the perfect pastime - culturally enriching, socially expansive, intellectually stimulating, and sensually engaging. The RISD Museum is one that I'd often heard of and never visited even though Providence is only an hour and a half drive from...More

Thank redeco
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent place to spend few hours enjoying art from different corners of the world and time periods. Beautiful collections. We especially enjoyed the staging of colonial period living quarters, truly takes you back in time. Plan for 3 hour visit if you want to see...More

Thank KimHaddon
Reviewed 1 week ago

While Providence itself may seem small, RISD museum and the RSID community is rich full of art and theory (No surprise there). This museum and its location really showcases the talent and art making of RISD students, alumni, artists and makers. The museum houses Ancient...More

Thank alonzopanto
Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened in on a "free" Sunday, but we would have paid, it is a wonderful museum! The breadth of variety in the collections surprised me. There truly is something for everyone. I saw people sketching the masters as well as modern art, and access...More

Thank cheryden
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small museum belonging to the Rhode Island School of Design is a fascinating place to spend an afternoon. From Master painters to mummys, there is something interesting around each corner.

Thank Sailorgirl60
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you come to Providence you'll hear the name of two schools: RISD and Brown. Of course when you come visit one, you'll inevitably see the other as they are right next to each other (essentially the same campus!). Anyways, as you probably figured, they...More

Thank ejchowder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not expecting such a wide range of artistic talent to be displayed here. It has paintings from many eras, sculpture, modern design, and much more. I was impressed. It can compete with museums in NYC.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum with quite the variety of items. Staff was friendly and informative. I was glad to leave a donation when I left :)

1  Thank Kimberly C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A jewel where least expected. Make time - a couple hours will hardly be enough - and you'll love it.

Thank joebP817JO
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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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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.