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Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art

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Address: 224 Benefit St, Providence, RI 02903-2711
Phone Number: 401-454-6500
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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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Amazing Fine Art Collection and Todd Oldham Exhibit!

I was thoroughly blown away to enter rooms filled with Claude Monet's and Vincent Van Gogh's paintings! The docent was very knowledgeable and shared the rich history of how the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Salida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was thoroughly blown away to enter rooms filled with Claude Monet's and Vincent Van Gogh's paintings! The docent was very knowledgeable and shared the rich history of how the museum acquired such fine paintings for it's collection! We were very grateful to have learned so many interesting things about the artwork! We also were blown away with the Todd... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful collection of Ancient, European, Early American , American , and Modern Art and Design .

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Queens, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A solid good museum with a good collection. The focus is largely on furniture and we enjoyed the Todd Oldham collection. While this collection ended last week, you will not be disappointed by the other exhibits. Plan on spending 1-2 hours here and it certainly is worth it. Note that if you plan on visiting and you're able to do... More 

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CT, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just dropped in and would like to have spent more time. Easy to get to if you are staying in the downtown and touring by foot.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been twice and would love to go more often. It is such manageably sized museum with a large variety of exhibits. I have stars in my eyes from having just seen Todd Oldham's fashions on special exhibit. Truly spectacular. I was fortunate to make it there on the last day.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place and I do not care for museums in general. A nice varied collection and very nice informative staff.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a super museum with a wonderful collection provided by both individuals and the fund of the museum. Absolute jewels from many periods. Highly recommended.

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Providence
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful museum with a nice variety of items on display, from Egyptian artifacts to paintings by the masters to a replica of a colonial home including furnishings, porcelain items and silver. Beautiful! And free on Sundays!

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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A reasonably sized museum, with a variety of pieces. It mainly focuses on furniture, but it includes paintings. It is bigger than expected. Reasonably priced at $12.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

RISD Museum does not belong to the citizens of RI, it is an extension of Rhode Island School of Design, therefore a Museum accessible to both the community and legions of visitors who visit the city of Providence. Unlike the great Museums of the world, like the MET in NY City, or Louvre in Paris, RISD Museum is mall and... More 

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