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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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I was just looking for an activity to escape the snow and I did not expect to find such a wonderful... read more

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Denver, Colorado
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Stunning museum

Such a vast museum with such an interesting array of exhibitions. I very much recommend a visit... 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was just looking for an activity to escape the snow and I did not expect to find such a wonderful museum. They have a nice collection and the current ‘Drawing’ exhibit was amazing. They also had a nice cafe that provided a nice, warm...More

Thank elle_o_58
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a vast museum with such an interesting array of exhibitions. I very much recommend a visit here.

Thank PaulyFrequentFlyer
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gem of a museum. The art they have is wonderful and new exhibits are always curated beautifully. Make sure that you stop by.

Thank Decor71
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't miss this great museum. We were lucky to catch a special exhibit from Great Britain. Saw drawings by masters including da Vinci, Picasso, Rembrandt, Rubens, Vicor Hugo, Michael Landy, etc etc Also saw some of regular exhibits, some from Rockefeller. Saw Renoir, VanGogh, etc...More

Thank anitalaurabr
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must-do for art lovers and beyond. A lot of variety, including furniture and other non-traditional media.

Thank Pawel S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum, was here many years ago on a school trip, and there was just so much to see and take in . Would come here again with out a doubt !

Thank Jessica J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 5 November 2017 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 5 November 2017

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
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Judith L
13 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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8 April 2015|
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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.