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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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Interesting, wonderful small museum

In a lovely college neighborhood, a small museum full of fascinating objects many of which from RI... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wide assortment of art and it is many rooms

Though we went Sunday which is free, it is worth whatever they charge for admission. I asked how... read more

Reviewed 2 days 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 2 days ago

In a lovely college neighborhood, a small museum full of fascinating objects many of which from RI School of Design staff/students. It's always intriguing and well worth a visit. It looks small but it's mighty; it slopes down hills and you can easily wander thru...More

Thank peekie
Reviewed 2 days ago

Though we went Sunday which is free, it is worth whatever they charge for admission. I asked how long to see the art and was told "an hour". That's not enough time. It's room after room after room of art. You can walk to Hemenway's...More

Thank CWnut
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The RISD Museum is the perfect museum for the museum lover who could spend the day and hesitant who'd rather not go. They have art and artifacts from across the world. A mummy from Egypt, sculptures from Thailand, and one of my favorites a giant...More

Thank karenparmett
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like art you'll enjoy this venue. Located in college neighborhood of historic Providence. Parking can be tough but once you've figured that out there is plenty to keep you busy inside. Ancient artifacts through modern art available for viewing. If you're lucky you...More

Thank tyais75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parking was easy. Walking distance from all local hotels. Great for children, a highlight has always been "the mummy". Easy accessability for elderly or handicapped viewers. Near some great eaterys and in an area with much history!

Thank kingsgate122652
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent less than an hour here, and that was plenty. They do have a Rodin, and a few other classic pieces.

Thank SeeSmellTasteTouch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is great Museum and deserves more attention and attendance. Go by all means with family and visitors. You should need a map, the rooms are in the old building and new, modern areas. Walk from the old art into the new. The experience is...More

Thank 475julioo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every birthday for years and years my Mom (Hazel Godfrey Bailey Essex) and I went to RISD Museum. It was a very special event. Mom graduated after 4 years of Interior Design studies in 1933. Many years later, I believe it was in the 80's,...More

1  Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The great hall alone is worth the trip. You'll see a little of everything... paintings, photography, statuary, even sarcophagi.. modern and antique. There's usually a student exhibit going on as well.

Thank Steven T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A varied, interesting collection in a beautiful museum in an equally beautiful location in Providence, one of the best preserved late 18th - early19th century neighborhoods in the US.

Thank crossborder
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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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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.