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Rhode Island School of Design

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Address: 2 College St, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401-454-6100
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RISD is a top-notched #1 art school in the world!

RISD is has it going on. Beautiful classrooms, staff, buildings and students. What a great place this is. The museum gift shop is fun to see all the different artists work... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2014
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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183 reviews 183 reviews
62 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

RISD is has it going on. Beautiful classrooms, staff, buildings and students. What a great place this is. The museum gift shop is fun to see all the different artists work. The Nature Center is a must see, so beautiful and so many specimens. I love all the skeletons. The glass-blowing class is awesome and the new Apparel Building is... More 

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MA
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17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a nice, small attraction in a lovely part of RI. It is small, and you can probably visit the museum in an hour or two. The area is charming, with lovely architecture.

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Took the 1 hr tour with a student. Sounds like a great place to attend college. Right next to Brown on College Hill and across the river from Providence proper.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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113 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

RISD is in a beautiful, historic area in Providence. The historic buildings around RISD and Brown are interesting. The RISD alumni fairs held on Benefit St. are worth a look. There are some really interesting pieces of art for sale. The museum gift shop and RISD student shop (across South Main St.) are also worth a look. They carry interesting... More 

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Boston, MA
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Great campus to meander around while you walk around Brown's campus as well. They often have street fairs with past and present students selling the artistic goods that they make. Make sure to go to one of those if the opportunity arises!

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Boston Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This museum is just the right size for a one visit. It has excellent permanent collections covering art over several historic periods as well as special exhibits which give the patron a view of what is going on currently in the world of art.

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MN
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Loved the variety of art, especially the sculptures and displays of clothing, furniture,etc. This museum shop sells items designed by students and alumnae of RISD.....absolutely fabulous...many whimsical, yet useful things for those who have everything already. Great time and definitely a place to see again.

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East Taunton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This is absolutely one of the best schools on the country for students who are looking to expound their creativity and those who are pursuing greatness in the performing arts!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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124 reviews 124 reviews
53 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

RISD is one of the top art schools in the US, having leading innovators in graphic and information design, photography, and so on. It also has wonderful courses for children and night courses in subjects ranging from art history to furniture and jewelry design. But it's not a tourist destination since except for its Museum (which TripAdvisor lists separately) there's... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

They have a mummy!!!!! This was one of the best art museums that I have ever seen. The diversity of the exhibits was great. They had buddhist statues and interesting student made clothing from different generations and Egyptian jewelery and pottery and Monet. Fantastic!

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