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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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This is a beautiful art museum. The giant blue room with all of the paintings is outstanding! If you visit on Sunday, the admission is for free! What a better and relaxing way... read more

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Iowa City, Iowa
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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful art museum. The giant blue room with all of the paintings is outstanding! If you visit on Sunday, the admission is for free! What a better and relaxing way than to complete any weekend trip or adventure with a free exploration of the powerful art within!

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The RISD Museum has wonderful exhibits, and the current fashion extravaganza is no exception. The galleries are great space and the curatorial staff are superb. However, be patient as the organization of the collection is a bit hodge podge.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

With all the wonderful reviews this museum got I was excited for my visit. Parking is impossible. If you are trying to locate handicapped parking, there wasn't any available. There is a lot you can park in and pay over $20, but with a wheelchair finding handicapped entrance almost impossible. The paper map of the museum they provide you is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful place to take the kids. We went Sunday because it was free and the kids loved it. So much different art work, the kids had a ball

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Westerly, Rhode Island USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. It is an excellent small museum that you can visit in a couple of hours. It is on a different scale from the NYC museums like the Met, the Guggenheim or the MOMA or the Boston Museum of Fine Arts but if you are visiting Provi, it is definitely a must.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Something for everyone in this beautifully curated museum -- mod fashion to mummies, Monet to ancient China. Exceptionally helpful staff eager to help.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum is beautiful and has a very extensive collection. Great gift shop as well with unique merchandise to choose from.

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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The RISD museum shows a great collection in a great city. They offer a nice little coffee shop hosted by Bolt Coffee that opens early before the museum, too. The scope of the collection is broad, and being operated under the auspices of a higher ed institution, they present thoughtful exhibitions that often lean toward a focus in design. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped at the museum before driving home on Sunday since it's free on Sundays. They have a good collection - it took us a little over and hour to see the stuff that we were interested in.

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Weston, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

RISD once you figure out how to get in the building is a fine visit for a short time. They cover many different subjects from fashion to ancient Egypt but none very deep so it a good survey location. I went for the federal period furniture and indeed the 6 or so room displays have some fine examples. The lighting... More 

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