RISD Museum of Art

Providence, RI

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Address: 2 College St, Providence, RI 02903, USA Number: 401-454-6500 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Are you a HUGE fan of art?  Of all the colours, techniques and artists....or do you just think its super cool to look at?  Either way, the Museum of Art is the perfect place for you and your whole family to spend a day taking in all the incredibly creative pieces of work that talented artists have produced. 

There are a huge collection of art from all the way back in ancient times (they were artists too!), to the present day.

There is such a range of fascinating galleries - from Ancient Greek and Roman, to a beautiful costume and textile section.   Incredible paintings....artistic photographs....and REALLY ancient art (thats super old!) are all on display for the whole family to enjoy, and learn from. 

The Museum really caters for the whole family.  There are tours specially designed for the little ones aged 3 - 5 (you can be an art critic at any age!) which allows them to be really interactive with the art, and enjoy the fun read-aloud story time.  There is a great and creative hands on sketching activity for those aged 6 and up, and a fun and inspirational Family Open Studio where the whole family can create together.  All of these you can just drop in when you get there - no need to book ahead!

It's an arty good time!

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How much does it cost?






$3 (5-18)



Seniors (62 and older) $10


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5pm - 9pm every third Thursday of the month (except December) is Gallery Night - and its free! Wander round exploring all the galleries, enjoy workshops, and come and chat to the artists. Amazing!

I'm Hungry!


Delicious sandwiches and drinks are available at the Chace Center Lobby within the Museum, and there are also a great number of tasty local eateries within walking distance.

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Where is it at?


Get arty as soon as you arrive at one of the two Museum entrances - 224 Benefit Street and now 20 North Main Street.

Teachers corner


The RISD is a walking art classroom. They have various courses, workshops, lectures, talks....all great for extending the art education. They can also cater for school guided visits, self-guided visits, online resources for course work, and specific courses for families, teens, and college students.

Can I get one of those?


The RISDworks is a great showcase for pieces of art designed and/or made by the very talented faculty in the center. If you love one of the pieces, you can buy it! All profits from sales go straight back into the Museum for future art experiences.

Need a little extra help?


All the galleries, as well as both Museum entrances, are fully wheelchair accessible. Each entrance has only one wheelchair for use, on a first come first serve basis.

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Baby Facilities

Strollers are permitted, and you can use the elevators between floors. There are two strollers for visitor use if you need one upon your arrival.

When can we go?

Tues - Sun 10am - 5pm / Thursday 10am - 9pm

Closed Mondays, January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving Day and December 25

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