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Rhode Island School of Design

RISD Campus, Two College Street, Providence, RI 02903 (College Hill)
401 454-6100
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Ranked #7 of 19 activities in Providence
Type: Educational Sites
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- Jul 4, 2013
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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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75 helpful votes 75 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
79 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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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48 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Providence, Rhode Island
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

The reason why enjoy going to this museum si because it is differenct exhibits and /or workshops everytime I go. I take my son to learn about art, history and culture. The only thing that I do not like about it is that they do not allow camera or photo to be taken of anything. And what I love about... More

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Free on Sun. until 2:00 pm, truly worthwhile. We toured the permanent collection and Pendleton House.

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