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Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art

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Neighbourhood: College Hill
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Address: 224 Benefit Street, 20 North Main St, Providence, RI 02903
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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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Don't miss this museum!

They have everything -it's a delight to wander through the beautifully and interestingly curated space.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

They have everything -it's a delight to wander through the beautifully and interestingly curated space.

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Portland, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Would have liked to have stayed longer, but we arrived late in the afternoon. Much to see and enjoy from the 18th and 19th century paintings to the Greek and Roman antiquities. And it was all free! (on a Sunday)

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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've lived in walking proximity of the museum for a year and a half, and had never been in until today! I don't know what took me so long to visit this small, but great musuem. Home to one of the largest Buddah statues in America, this attraction houses many awe inspiring artifacts, such as expertly crafted sarcophagi, ornately painted... More 

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A delightful museum with a much larger collection than expected. It has a peculiar layout, combining perhaps three buildings, so that in order to exit the way we came in, we had to go up to the 4th floor and then down another elevator. Very enjoyable.

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North Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its amazing that most of the people that go to this museum are from out of the state visitors. Such a great museum that even local Rhode Islanders do not know about. It has a little of everything and the place is deceiving from the outside as the how big it is after you enter. The help in the museum... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has a little of a lot of styles of art. When we visited, it was undergoing renovation. Some floors were closed and it was a bit confusing to find our way around.

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Boston,Ma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit to the RISD Museum really impressed me! The quality of the art was amazing for a small museum. The small rooms and the uncrowded atmosphere also made for a wonderful, relaxed visit.

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Seekonk, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum offers such a variety of art and design from so many eras that there is bound to be something that appeals to everyone. I loved looking at sculpture, clothing, the old masters and modern furniture design then finding ourselves in a historic house. There are permanent and temporary exhibits so there is always something new when you go.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The RISD museum has something for everyone. I was a particular fan of the decorative arts including the Chilhully chandelier and arts and crafts vases. The kids loved the colonial rooms and costumes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely museum, its small size belies what a cornucopia of art treasures I saw here. Didn't expect so many greats. Everything from sublime Buddhist pieces (including one of the largest Buddha statues) to cool, Swedish minimalist furniture ....to textile and fashion pieces ...famous paintings by cezanne, monet, Renoir. All lovingly assembled, but not too overwhelming nor too many that they... More 

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