RISD Museum

As one of the three largest university art museums in the United States, the RISD Museum is a catalyst of cultural understanding, an innovators' town square, and a place for investigation, transformation, and creative process. The Museum's thoughtful, progressive, and vibrant exhibitions, programs, and opportunities inspire inquiry and encourage connections between the visual arts and other forms of creativity-from the literary to the scientific-by engaging creative practitioners and fostering ongoing conversations about creative practice in the here and now.

The RISD Museum-southeastern New England's only comprehensive art museum-was established in Providence in 1877, alongside the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). The Museum's collection of about 100,000 objects includes paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, costume, furniture, and other works of art and design from all over the world, from ancient times to the latest in contemporary art.

Extended Evening Hours
Third Thursdays: open until 9:00 pm every third Thursday of the month

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