The Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design 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 more than 86,000 objects - ranging from ancient art to work by contemporary artists from across the globe. Highlights include Impressionist paintings, 20th-century design, Gorham silver, Newport furniture, an ancient Egyptian (332-30 BCE) mummy, and a 12th-century Buddha - the largest historic Japanese wooden sculpture in the United States. Major artists represented include Cezanne, Chanel, Copley, Degas, Hirst, Homer, LeWitt, Manet, Matisse, Picasso, Rothko, Sargent, Turner, Twombly, Van Gogh, and Warhol - to name a few. The Museum presents several exhibitions a year and offers engaging public programs and events for all ages. RISD|works, the only museum store of its kind in the country, features designs by RISD alumni and faculty. Museum entrances at 224 Benefit Street and 20 North Main Street, Providence RI. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10am-5pm, until 9pm on the third Thursday of the month. Free admission 5-9pm every third Thursday of the month and all day the last Saturday of the month; "pay what you wish" every Sunday from 10am-1pm. Closed January 1, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25. $10 adults, $7 seniors (age 62+), $3 college students with valid ID and youth (5-18), free for Museum members. For more information, call 401-454-6500 or visit www.risdmuseum.org.
Services / Features / Restrictions: Attraction, Art Gallery, Educational, Cultural, Museum, No Pets, Smoke Free, Greater Providence
Handicap Service: Complete Wheel Chair Access, Special Arrangements Upon Request