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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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HUGE art store!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jennifer B
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 

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MA
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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.

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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.

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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 

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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!

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