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Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art

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RISD Museum is an eclectic yet expansive selection of art from colonial America through the current... read more

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J222_psu
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Great visit with friends

We went to the museum on a Friday. We obtained passes from our local library. But, the cost for the... read more

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Colby R
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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...more
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

RISD Museum is an eclectic yet expansive selection of art from colonial America through the current era. A half day would be useful to be able to see the whole collection but that would be at a very fast pace. The museum is spread across...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the museum on a Friday. We obtained passes from our local library. But, the cost for the museum is small and worth it. Parking is available in lots near the museum. You receive a 50% discount for parking. Just get the ticket...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting museum that is small but not as small as it first appears, and has a range of different collections. Although I have never had to pay for admission I would be happy to shell out $10 or so.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is free on Sundays. Not sure I would have considered it worth the money had we had to pay, to be honest. It has a nice collection of design pieces, but the curation is somewhere between awful and haphazard. The layout of the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely museum with a large and eclectic collection, including clothing, furniture, jewelry, paintings and sculpture -- spanning the ancient Greeks to today. We saw a fascinating special exhibit on the meaning of liberty and imprisonment and much of their permanent collection. On Sundays, there...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a great place to visit. It has something for everyone. There is parking on the road. Admission is very reasonable and free on Sundays. It is located on the east side of Providence where there are plenty of other interesting things to...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

What an amazing museum. I had no idea how big or how comprehensive this museum was. I loved the section that focused on RISD student submissions.

Thank Brian A
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We went on a Sunday, which is free admission. The exhibits are beautifully presented and feature quite a few big names in modern art, some of which had a political dimension that may upset some people (which made them all the more interesting). We didn't...More

Thank ColinRH
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This museum is a great way to spend 2 to 3 hours. A wonderful assortment of treasures in a truly beautiful setting. We loved discovering the unique treasures. Definitely worth your time.

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

The Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art is one of the finest art museums you will ever visit. The museum is, of course, the property of the art school and they are constantly exhibiting works of famous artist who attended the school and...More

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Response from DannyWasserman | Reviewed this property |
I believe we went on a Tuesday, it was a few months ago. I believe it was 15.00 to get in. There were donation boxes along the way if you were inclined to offer to donate more money. There was also a student section that... More
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If you're looking for free parking, there's not any for the museum. The best option, if you're up to walk a few blocks, is probably to park on Congdon St. I believe it was after 10am you could park free for the entire day... More
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