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Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art

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Neighborhood: College Hill
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Address: 224 Benefit Street, 20 North Main St, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401-454-6500
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: 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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Risd Museum Review

This museum is amazing. On Sunday's, it is free for students. The museum features prominent international and American artists such as Picasso, Monet, Manet, Paul Revere and Andy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

This museum is amazing. On Sunday's, it is free for students. The museum features prominent international and American artists such as Picasso, Monet, Manet, Paul Revere and Andy Warhol. Perfect way to kill an hour or two. The attached store is an excellent place to pick up gifts for loved ones. Recommend to students, families & professionals. Children under 12... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We visited on mother's day on Sunday afternoon. The admission was free and there was also a free piano concert in one of the second floor galleries. Very nice. There was also a kids activity where they could draw things which were later projected onto a wall and merged into a larger design. This is not a huge museum but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Well worth the detour, with pieces by well known artists as well as interesting pieces by lesser known or up-and-coming artists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

This is a good museum that doesn't take the whole day to visit. I especially loved that it is right in the middle of all the action, walkable to many other attractions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Parking is never easy on college hill but the hassle is worth it to visit. Lots of historic pictures, artifacts and a house visit is available.

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Hancock, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I love this quirky museum. I especially like the rooms with the decorative arts and New England furniture. I also love their medieval and Renaissance rooms. Really worth a visit.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I took friends who were visiting the RISD Museum for the first time. We entered on Benefit Street and started by going up the stairs to the contemporary changing exhibition and then through to the Egyptian art. There is a mummy. THen we went through the Chinese art which includes an elaborately painted sedan chair and some stunning textiles. The... More 

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

World Class Art Gallery in a tiny town. Always fresh with a solid rotation of fine art. Check out the Salon Room where hundreds of oil paintings tetris the walls. Went for a RISD party in this room and what a joy it was.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Never knew some of the most famous painters were so close. From Picasso to Renoir to Manet. I would highly recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I visited the RISD museum on a Sunday morning. There is free admission on Sundays. What an absolutely incredible museum this is. So much to see! There were many college students there with their classes sketching and discussing art. It was a great experience!

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