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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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Nice way to spend a rainy day

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We lucked out by going on a Sunday where admission was free. This is one of the most eclectic museums I have been to (in the US), with the likes of Degas, Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, Renoir, Monet, etc. were there for us to enjoy and admire. Sculpture, paintings, furnishings, textiles, modern, traditional, its all there, and many floors of... More 

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The RISD Museum is a really wonderful place to see and explore. Note that it is free on Sundays! From ancient artifacts to post modern art and furniture. I was blown away with the breadth of art there and will surely return. I will also get there earlier to enjoy the whole day there.

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New England
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I love this place, it always surprises me with the depth of its collections. For a relatively small museum, it boasts an incredible furniture and silver collection from early New England, Roman mosaics, Egyptian mummies, mystical wood medieval statues, Japanes prints, Asian arts, a whole room of fabulous Meissen and other porcelains, and of course the Bouddha! It's a perfect... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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30 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The museum of one of the top ten art schools in this country, (I still can't believe it, having grown up in Providence), this gem of a showplace has an excellent collection, including "Woman on a Couch" by Edouard Manet, and absolute icon of French Impressionism, depicting Berthe Morisot,the painter's sister-in-law who was also France's leading woman impressionist. Well worth... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The Museum is a series of twists and turns with the new folding in to the old. The layout of the Museum is a bit strange but they have really interesting exhibits and a pretty good permanent collection. Went on a rainy day and it was perfect to spend an hour and bit.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This isn't a full-day thing to do, probably a couple of hours or so for most people, perhaps as an add-on to a Brown University/East Side visit. The collection art and objects is small (as compared to larger, metropolitan museums) but it's eclectic and interesting. Being smaller, this museum is refreshingly intimate and not overwhelming as some can be given... More 

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UK
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

An interesting mix, from ancient art to re-assembled New England interiors, with a dash of 20th century design including 1930s dresses and 1960s furniture. A joy to see small but good representations of many different eras - accessible, varied and fun. And free on Sundays!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This museum has so much to offer for all interests! There is everything ancient Egyptian art to super modern art, and literally everything in between. The rooms housing the art are designed so perfectly for each subject area and the small rooms and extensive connected hallways make the experience feel very intimate (even though there is SO MUCH to see).... More 

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