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Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art

224 Benefit Street, 20 North Main St, Providence, RI 02903 (College Hill)
401-454-6500
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Ranked #1 of 70 Attractions in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/train
Owner description: This innovative and internationally renowned museum showcases more than 80,000 works of art from Paul Revere's silver and caricatures of 18th century... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Massapequa, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I was enticed by an exhibit of Circus Art from 1850-1950 that had just opened. After walking thru the display, we visited some other galleries where both ancient art and Impressionist works are displayed...in fact, there are many different, and beautiful forms of art presented. I'm not an expert but the centuries of art are enlightening. A Wonderful space, inexpensive... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Even though the Trip Advisor reviews were good, I was skeptical - but the top 2 floors were well worth the price of admission and the time. If you go, start at the top and work your way down.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Very nice, I am not a particular fan of modern art, but there was more than modern art. Nice art museum & close to my hotel.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Top notch museum. The colonial period collection is outstanding, ( Did you know that Gilbert Stuart was a Rhode Islander?) the ancient art, contemporary art, and their changing exhibitions, are all remarkable. They sponsor many cultural events, such as poetry readings celebrating Langston Hughes, and many programs that reach out to youth. It is definitely worth more than one trip.... More

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This place was great. I have been to Art Museums around the world. This one stands up well! Glad we made the visit.

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Wantagh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The RISD Museum is worth seeing for both the quality and extent of their collection. There are works by many famous artists. Even the building is interesting.

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Not your usual art museum. To me the best part of this museum were the exhibits of art found in movies---especially the opening credits, etc. It seemed to have an emphasis on integrating life with art. If you are an art student, it should be part of your education.

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Merion Station, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The layout of the museum was perfect. Something for every interest. A total learning experience for everyone.

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It is a beautiful museum and worth a visit. Cost for 2 adults was approximately $24.USD . You can spend a few hours here looking at the various exhibits. Delighted to find the impressionists and I really appreciated the textiles and furniture as art exhibit. It also has an antiquities and Asian art selection. It covers the gamut and takes... More

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New York, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Has rich and interesting collections from antiquity to 21st century art. Three floors of beauty. A total gem of a museum.

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