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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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Amazing museum

We were at the RISD Museum last October, and it ended up being one of the highlights of our New... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
cohenmatthew
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Los Angeles, California
Interesting museum with a bit of everything

The primary reason I didn't give it more stars was because the section we started in contained many... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
PaKathie
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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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224 Benefit St, Providence, RI 02903-2711
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were at the RISD Museum last October, and it ended up being one of the highlights of our New England tour. It is large enough to have a wide range of exhibits, and yet it is not overwhelming. The exhibits were well laid-out and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The primary reason I didn't give it more stars was because the section we started in contained many negative sentiments. Rather than making me think about the message they were trying to convey, there was so much negativity that it just really brought me down....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is outstanding. It’s a nice size and has some great art (Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet to name a few - seriously) plus Asian, Egyptian, Frank Lloyd Wright, special exhibits and a nice cafe. You won’t regret visiting.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wide range collection from antiquities to contemporary art nicely displayed thru 5 buildings We were told a good way to view was to go to top and work your way down— worked for us

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great rainy day activity. There was a little bit of everything-ancient Chinese, Ancient Greek and Roman art, Egyptian, the classics, Impressionist and Modern and Contemporary. It left me wanting more. I’m not always a museum person, but I really enjoyed this.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in for souvenirs and stayed for your different St work and interesting presentation you must like modern art to appreciate this place

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a huge selection of art in the RISD Museum, from the classics to the cutting edge artists we've never heard of. They have fine European masters and art from South America, Africa and Asia. It is such a large museum, they don't really...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the visit, the Impressionist Art and Modern art displayed are some I've never seen. Getting around to specific departments is confusing and a lot of stairs, had to walk through the entire museum again when leaving. Student show was disappointing, I have seen much...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never taken anyone here who did not like this museum. Small museum, excellent layout, warm staff.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful Museum which I would highly recommend.It is a great highlight of Providence which has really improved over the past 10 years.

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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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