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Rhode Island School of Design

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Address: 2 College St, Providence, RI 02903-2784
Phone Number: 401-454-6100

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Museum is free on Sundays so is parking. So If you come to visit one of the University's in Providence, RI. You must visit one of the restaurants and the RISD Museum. This will... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum is free on Sundays so is parking. So If you come to visit one of the University's in Providence, RI. You must visit one of the restaurants and the RISD Museum. This will make your trip well worth it. Example, Check out Brown University by taking the tour. See if Water fire is the same weekend and finish off... More 

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

RISD is a treasure-trove of talent and shouldn't be missed on your next visit to Providence. The museum is amazing, but the highlights of RISD are the studios which buzz with massive talent!

Thank cubes1234
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How fortunate for these students to be able to learn at such an amazing school with so many opportunities! We loved the Nature Center and the Apparel Design Buildings...oh and the library blew our minds!!! I believe they have every Vogue magazine ever printed...not only in English, but in French and Italian too!!! The RISD Museum has a very impressive... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We visited on a free Sunday and were not sory. we had a short time but spent it all viewing the Todd oldham exhibit. it was remarkable. I had not heard of him but the sheer creativity of his dresses and the curator's explanations made it a treat. We returned in two nights but saw only a few rooms with... More 

Thank RcikS
Lake Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

As an artist, I loved visiting one the finest art and design schools in the country. Creativity abounds.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

I visited the RISD store which was across the street from the RISD Museum. The store was a art supply store in front and bookstore in back. The art store was AMAZING. It had more art supplies than any other art store I have ever been to. In the back they had RISD shirts and branded items as well as... More 

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Norton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

We visited the RISD museum and enjoyed their 6 stories of interesting exhibits. Everything from ancient Egyptian artifacts to colonial dress to hand carried wedding carriages. It's a good take and the first weekend of the month it's free with a Bank of America card.

1 Thank barry w
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank jbec2014
Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Lynn B
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank CSSnowshoer

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