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Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art

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Address: 224 Benefit St, Providence, RI 02903-2711
Phone Number: +1 401-454-6500
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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This innovative and internationally renowned museum showcases more than...

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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Great activity on a rainy Sunday!

We visited the museum on a Sunday early afternoon, and it is a wonderful place! Lots of interesting exhibits, both artwork and sculpture, modern and not. Was not very busy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Robskaren
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum on a Sunday early afternoon, and it is a wonderful place! Lots of interesting exhibits, both artwork and sculpture, modern and not. Was not very busy, either. We didn't know this, but it is free every Sunday from 10 to 5. That was the icing on the cake!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent collection of art from masters and from the students of RISD. We were able to see a special exhibition that was spectacular. There are free exhibition days so be sure to check ahead, I believe in Sunday's.

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Thank Sunita N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is nestled into adjoining brownstones at the foot of College Hill and has a midsized collection spanning from the ancient to the modern era. Many major artists are represented. I love this little place!

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Rochester, New York, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been there twice, has modern art, paintings, antiques and furniture. compare with the size, they are really high quality collections. Museum itself also well designed, glass corridor connected two old buildings. Sunday free.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting museum of art and design. Quite an eclectic collection ... well worth the time! The facility is a collection of buildings connected by enclosed bridges, which makes it a bit interesting to find your way around, but you will find great art pieces as you explore.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to spend a few hours while you are visiting Brown University or Providence. It is walking distance from downtown. and you can have lunch on historical Benefit St. Best kept secret free admission on Sundays. See the museum and eat at Korean restaurant one block away Den Den. You will love it.

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful museum with the recently added Bolt coffee cafe blends contemporary with historic architecture for a great variety of art genres.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many varied types of art and collections. There was something interesting at every turn. It would be helpful if there was actually a map of each floor, but this is a minor drawback to an otherwise fun and refreshing museum. If you have time to let yourself wander, you will get a lot out of enjoyment from this museum.

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Thank Rosarugosa79
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You don't just visit the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD Museum), you allow it to envelop you. Stunning, diverse and cleverly curated. It is the quintessential university collection on steroids. The collections span ancient civilization in the east and west, contemporary and modern, paint to porcelain, silver to sculpture, architecture and design. It is a fusion of culture and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So many great works in the permanent collection. The period rooms are a treat for small ones. all staff welcoming and informed. Not perfect for smallest amongst us but hey enjoyed the active booklet.

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