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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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Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art

This is a must see and do place if visiting the Providence, RI area. We went there after reading... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Well worth a visit

The museum has many unique exhibits. An Egyptian mummy, a Buddha and many others. It’s a hidden... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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224 Benefit St, Providence, RI 02903-2711
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+1 401-454-6500
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a must see and do place if visiting the Providence, RI area. We went there after reading the reviews and were not disappointed. I love the exhibits, art galleries, student gallery display and all the people were so polite and answered all of...More

Thank DannyWasserman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum has many unique exhibits. An Egyptian mummy, a Buddha and many others. It’s a hidden gem near Brown University.

Thank JackRabbit88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had no idea of the scope of well known artists & periods.I was blown away-not expecting!Saw Monet,Manet,Degas,Warhol etc etc!!Definitely need to return!

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to RISD on the recommendation of our gondalier. Several floors of art exhibits - furniture, textiles, sculpture, porcelein, ancient aritifacts and art, and paintings. Well worth the admission price

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is larger than we expected, and quite sprawling. We spent a good 3 hours wandering through the exhibits, which were varied--everything from furniture to impressionist painters, to ancient Greek urns to minimalist art.

Thank Brenna_Ra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made it up the hill (several times thanks to metered parking time limits) to visit this lovely museum courtesy of the Bank of America monthly museums on us perk. Surprisingly one of my friends was also able to snag a free ticket for her...More

Thank ratedbyhanna
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 13 October 2017

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
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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.