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Take in more than 80,000 works of art, including a 12th-century Japanese Buddha statue with meditation benches, at RISD Museum. This museum was founded in 1877 and has since undergone a number of renovations, including the addition of the Chase Center, built in 2008, which connects all of the museum's building via a glass bridge. The museum is linked with the Rhode Island School of Design and often features works from its alumni. While it houses art from around the world, the museum is perhaps most well-known for its French and American collections, featuring artists from Monet to Warhol. Make RISD Museum a part of your Providence vacation plans using our Providence holiday builder app.
RISD Museum reviews
My two teen daughters and I loved this museum. There is art from every century going back over 2000 years. This museum is a must see.
My two teen daughters and I loved this museum. There is art from every century going back over 2000 years. This museum is a must see. more »
Nice place to go in Providence and spend a couple if hours. We enjoyed colonial style rooms and building the most. Thank you!
Nice place to go in Providence and spend a couple if hours. We enjoyed colonial style rooms and building the most. Thank you! more »
I came in with my clients I had disabilities the front desk was very unpleasant. When I had asked for a separate transactions instead of one big lump sum it seemed to me that she,he was irritated...
I came in with my clients I had disabilities the front desk was very unpleasant. When I had asked for a separate transactions instead of one big lump sum it seemed to me that she,he was irritated... more »
I really liked the museum! It was bigger and better than I expected! Good collections! Loved the signs with artists' names and texts, placed next to paintings - they did a great job! It was interesting to read and learn! I loved the room with European icons and religious sculptures. Many objects were 1000 years old. I loved seeing them! European art of XVIII and XIX centuries was very nice! The collection of American art was great! Interesting room with textiles. Highly recommend to visit! Loved the cafeteria in the museum, too! 👍
Unbelievably large collection of interesting and unique art. I get bored quickly in art museums but this sprawling collection had so many diverse collections; every room was a new medium to explore! Lots of impressive pieces to recognize juxtaposed with unknowns to discover. I loved it!
Much larger and more interesting place than just looking from the outside. The museum connects like four buildings in various walkways, ramps, stairs, and bridges. We ended up spending like two hours here and could have easily spent the entire day.
This was great! I went here with some family, and we all had a good time. There's 6 floors of exhibits, which were all interesting, and not difficult to hit in a couple hours. There was a lot of variety in the types of exhibits. We also stopped by the cafe, which had pretty good hot chocolate. Mine had whipped cream art, which was nice.
It's my favorite location in Providence to visit. Stunning ancient brown stone building with a charming patio and a secret garden. One of the best coffees in PVD is served at a cafe there, and it is quite good. There is a good variety of paintings for several decades. Impressionist works by artists like Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, and Monet are among my favorites. On Sunday, Thursday, and Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., admission is free.
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