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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
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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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Excellent Diverse Collection

We were so impressed with the range of this collection, everything from Renaissance paintings, modern masters, antiquities from all over the world, fashion and video media. I... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were so impressed with the range of this collection, everything from Renaissance paintings, modern masters, antiquities from all over the world, fashion and video media. I loved how some areas were curated with furniture interspersed with antique clothing and modern sculpture, really interesting and it sounds like it shouldn't work but it did. Also some interactive exhibits where you... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First for new things: there is a coffee shop (Benefit St. Entrance) with a limited menu of the most expensive coffee in Providence, some baked goods and small plates. The space is quite nice and I think when school is in session it will be impossible to get a seat. The museum has a nice permanent collection and usually a... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing much to add. I have said it all but I appreciate the reviews. A major drawback in this museum is the lack of seating in the special exhibit. They had some great videos and no where to sit and watch. I got tired and left after seeing some American decorative arts b

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great school great museum and displays the book store was expensive the cashier was not there all the time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This small jewel of a Museum held a very Special show Of Tod Olhams fashions.i enjoyed the detail of the sumptuous dresses and accessories, along with great fescriptions of his sources of inspiration for every style.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had no idea his was so expansive; we scheduled a few hours, but there are actually about 5 distinct museums buildings connected together. We spent as long as we could until we were all so hungry we had to leave for our lunch, which ended up so late we didn't bother with dinner. We would love to return and finish... More 

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Salem, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Parked Free and visited Free...we allowed 2 hours and should had allowed 4 or 5 hours. Loved it but wished it had better diagrams of where things were.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful find and its collections were truly interesting. It is not too big but has a little of everything and enough to capture your interest. We were lucky that there was a fashion exhibition on at the time of our visit and it was wonderful.

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Warren, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As locals we are always proud to take our visitors to RISD for a relaxing stroll through the many rooms and exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best museums I've been to. Didn't even have enough time to see everything. We had a great time!

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