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Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art

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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 is a top school and this is an excellent museum experience. Not too big but it has been recently (2yrs) been expanded and remodeled.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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Providence, Rhode Island
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170 reviews 170 reviews
38 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We recently stopped by on a Sunday afternoon to hear pianist Ben Nacar play an original composition in the grand gallery at the RISD museum. The music was wonderful but there was little else to detain us. There was a time when we were members of what I once termed a "small gem" of a museum, when we would stroll... More 

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

RISD is a top school and this is an excellent museum experience. Not too big but it has been recently (2yrs) been expanded and remodeled.

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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This museum is full of great stuff! drawers of antique textiles, Egyptian artifacts, Golden Age, Pottery, Matisse painting, many more!

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Los Angeles, California
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26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This museum is a great small art museum, which covers all periods and styles. We went here before touring RISD with our prospective student. The museum is free if you are taking a RISD admissions tour. It covers all the main art periods and many in between. I would love to be a student at RISD and go there regularly.

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Forest Hills, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This museum is quite large has so many different types of exhibits. We had a great time, but got a little lost. Definitely worth a visit. You'll see unique art that you may not necessarily see anywhere else.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Museum and gallery top notch. The school is renown for its eclectic style and offerings. Graduates famous.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We loved the furniture that was exhibited. We found the layout of the museum to be a bit confusing and it wasn't always clear what the theme was to a particular room.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I completely underestimated the beauty of this place. It had an amazing collection of great artists such as Picasso, Monet, Renoir, and Van Gogh, as well as artifacts from 16th century churches and ancient Greece. Do not miss this place if you're ever in Rhode Island. P.S. The grand gallery was a dream!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The RISD has a wonderful collection of American, Egyptian, & European art. I liked the way they mixed everything together on every floor of the museum. Some GREAT pieces!

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

A very interesting museum with a fascinating collection. My favourite the French Impressionists, a whole room full of wonderful paintings a not to be missed experience.

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