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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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Neat college campus spread among 30+ buildings on the hills overlooking the river front. The atmosphere is exciting and the public art is beautiful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Neat college campus spread among 30+ buildings on the hills overlooking the river front. The atmosphere is exciting and the public art is beautiful.

Thank jbec2014
Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The top notch design school in the country and its a amazing neighborhood as well. Visit nearby Thayer street for shopping and eats.

Thank Lynn B
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

In town for NCECA so there were gallery shows in all sorts of spaces on this campus. Its really a great area to stroll around.

Thank CSSnowshoer
Honolulu, Hawaii
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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 

Thank Hawaiian555
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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.

Thank newfun
New York City, New York
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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.

Thank TR1
Providence, Rhode Island
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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 

Thank kris91
Boston, MA
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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!

Thank BlackJM
Boston Massachusetts
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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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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.

Thank Caeli

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