RISD Museum

RISD Museum
224 Benefit St.
Providence, Rhode Island
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Phone: 401-454-6500
Email: Use the online form to contact this property
Website: http://risdmuseum.org
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The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design—also known as the RISD Museum—is the state’s leading museum of art and design. Founded in 1877 as part of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), the Museum houses about 100,000 objects—ranging from ancient art to new work by contemporary artists from across the globe. Highlights include Impressionist paintings, 20th- and 21st-century design, Gorham silver, Newport furniture, an ancient Egyptian mummy, and a 12th-century Buddha—the largest historic Japanese wooden sculpture in the United States. Artists represented include major figures in the history of visual art and culture, including Cézanne, Chanel, Copley, Degas, Hirst, Homer, LeWitt, Matisse, Manet, Picasso, Rothko, Sargent, Turner, Twombly, van Gogh, and Warhol—to name a few. The RISD Museum presents special exhibitions throughout the year, along with public programs and events for all ages—inspiring lifelong relationships with art and design. Hours Tuesday–Sunday, 10 am–5 pm Extended evening hours Summer Saturdays: Open until 7 pm (June 1 through Labor Day) Third Thursdays: Open until 9 pm on the third Thursday of every month Closed Mondays, January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving, December 24-25

Handicap Accessible or Service Children Activities No Smoking Allowed No Pets Allowed
Listing Category: Listing in Travel Guide, Listing on Web
Region: Providence
Guide Category: Arts & Culture- Museums
Access: Aids for the visually impaired (H4), Communications device for hearing impaired (H5), Complete wheelchair access (H), Fire alarm signals for hearing impaired (H3), Special arrangements upon request (H1), Warning signals for visually impaired (H2)
Admission: Charged
Discounts: AAA, Children, Groups, Military, Senior, Student
Family: Children's activities, Kid friendly
Method of Payment: Cash, Debit, Major credit cards, Personal checks
Restrictions: No pets, Smoke free facility
Functions - Catering: Offsite
Functions - Services: A/V equipment, Computer access, Wi-Fi
Open Season:open year round
Hours of Operation:10:AM-5:PM Tues-Sun; 10:AM-9:PM Thursdays
Contact Name:Visitor Services
Contact Phone:401-454-6534
Contact Email:museum@risd.edu
Function Contact Email:meuseum-events@risd.edu
Function Contact Name:Pamela Kimel
Function Contact Position:Special Events Mgr.
Function Contact Phone:401-454-6505
Total Meeting Rooms:5
Maximum ReceptionCapacity:550
Maximum TheaterSeatingCapacity:200
Function Space Available:Yes

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