Trip Planner:   USA  /  Rhode Island  /  Providence  /  RISD Museum

RISD Museum, Providence

4.7
#1 of 8 in Museums in Providence
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 .
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Create an itinerary including RISD Museum
RISD Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
896 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I visited on a Sunday afternoon (free admission) and was impressed with their diverse collection of art from ancient Egyptian artefacts to contemporary works of art from all over the globe. I ran out ...  more »
  • We were lucky enough to arrive in Providence on the third Thursday evening of the month...when the RSID museum is free. So, without a concrete plan for the evening, we decided to puruse the museum bef...  more »

Plan your trip to Providence

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Providence

View all >
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Providence

4.2
Duration: 3​h
4.8
Duration: 6​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h

Hidden gems in Providence

4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Historic Sites in Providence

3.9
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 30​min

Nearby attractions in Providence

4.9
Duration: 3​h
4.9
Duration: 4​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h

Parks in Providence

4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h