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Rhode Island School of Design

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Address: 2 College St, Providence, RI 02903-2784
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+1 401-454-6100

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One of my favorite places in the world - how do they share the whole world in one place

You MUST find something to love in this museum... modern, classic, sculpture, Greek, Japanese, a Buddha, a Mummy, furniture, a replica of a colonial home ! They have classes and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Providence, Rhode Island

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Providence, Rhode Island
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You MUST find something to love in this museum... modern, classic, sculpture, Greek, Japanese, a Buddha, a Mummy, furniture, a replica of a colonial home ! They have classes and events regularly.

Thank dmorrisseyRI
Warwick, Rhode Island
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451 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

RI is so fortunate to have such an awesome school for art/jewelry design and anything else related to the creativity in the artistic field. I love their art shows/sales as well as adult ed classes! We even paid a tudent to design our sunroom, which turned out awesome! It's also in the heart of Providence! What an awesome school to... More 

Thank Bobbie W
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Museum is free on Sundays so is parking. So If you come to visit one of the University's in Providence, RI. You must visit one of the restaurants and the RISD Museum. This will make your trip well worth it. Example, Check out Brown University by taking the tour. See if Water fire is the same weekend and finish off... More 

Thank John R
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

RISD is a treasure-trove of talent and shouldn't be missed on your next visit to Providence. The museum is amazing, but the highlights of RISD are the studios which buzz with massive talent!

Thank cubes1234
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212 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

How fortunate for these students to be able to learn at such an amazing school with so many opportunities! We loved the Nature Center and the Apparel Design Buildings...oh and the library blew our minds!!! I believe they have every Vogue magazine ever printed...not only in English, but in French and Italian too!!! The RISD Museum has a very impressive... More 

Thank Adrienne W
Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We visited on a free Sunday and were not sory. we had a short time but spent it all viewing the Todd oldham exhibit. it was remarkable. I had not heard of him but the sheer creativity of his dresses and the curator's explanations made it a treat. We returned in two nights but saw only a few rooms with... More 

Thank RcikS
Lake Forest, Illinois
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

As an artist, I loved visiting one the finest art and design schools in the country. Creativity abounds.

Thank maryeloise
San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I visited the RISD store which was across the street from the RISD Museum. The store was a art supply store in front and bookstore in back. The art store was AMAZING. It had more art supplies than any other art store I have ever been to. In the back they had RISD shirts and branded items as well as... More 

Thank Jennifer B
Norton, Massachusetts
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We visited the RISD museum and enjoyed their 6 stories of interesting exhibits. Everything from ancient Egyptian artifacts to colonial dress to hand carried wedding carriages. It's a good take and the first weekend of the month it's free with a Bank of America card.

1 Thank barry w
Charleston, South Carolina
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Neat college campus spread among 30+ buildings on the hills overlooking the river front. The atmosphere is exciting and the public art is beautiful.

1 Thank jbec2014

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