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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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Top school for anything to do with art and design!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bobbie W
Warwick, Rhode Island
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Norton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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
Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

The top notch design school in the country and its a amazing neighborhood as well. Visit nearby Thayer street for shopping and eats.

1 Thank Lynn B

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