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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Nice museum. It's not huge or complex, but there was a decent mix of paintings and sculptures. This was the ideal place to wander on a random Sunday in Providence.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Nice museum with a little bit of everything. What's unique is the intact Federal style house. It's like a house inside the museum. Difficult parking. Find the surface lot diagonal from the First Baptist Church. Half price if you get your parking ticket validated at the museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nice museum. It's not huge or complex, but there was a decent mix of paintings and sculptures. This was the ideal place to wander on a random Sunday in Providence.

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Took my Mom here for mothers day a few years ago. Was really amazed at the large amount of really high quality art of all types. They even have a mummy! Great impressionist room with all the big names. This is my favorite style of painting, and I loved it. Also a large amount of amazing antique furniture, and silver... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I was incredibly impressed by this museum. A broad collection, with everything from Egyptian mummies, to Frank Lloyd Wright furniture, from Monet paintings, to 19th century photographs, and on and on. If you take your time, you could spend half a day here. I spent close to 2 hours, and that was rushing through most rooms. If you have a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A lot of nice artefact but difficult to understand what kind of museology is behind the display. There is no chronology...

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Exeter, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Lots of interesting things to see. The young boys were treated well and had a good time. The exhibits were explained to their understanding.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

For a top art school, I was a bit surprised that the school's collection was nice, but fairly average. With one whole floor dedicated to early American furniture and another floor displaying a few paintings by the best known artists the collection as a whole is underwhelming but worth a walk to the museum to enjoy the beautiful architecture of... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

clean, interesting and varied. Rodin's Eye of God was arresting. Everyone- docents and cashiers- were extremely helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Small and cozy, but jam-packed with ceramics, fibers, both antique and contemporary art works. Well curated, good variety of exhibits throughout the year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This Museum was wonderful. They had many wonderful paintings and several of the Masters. It is a small museum, so if you take the children, they will not be bored because you can get through it in a little bit of time. I was impressed with their collection of art work.

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Additional Information about Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art

Address: Address: 224 Benefit Street, 20 North Main St, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401-454-6500
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > College Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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