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 innovator's 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

To contact RISD Museum offices and staff members, please visit


Nicole Amaral
Registration Assistant for Exhibitions and Loans
401 454-6527

Kristen Cronin
Development Assistant
401 454-6322

Walter Fatini
Assistant Manager of Security, Safety, and Facilities
401 454-6688

Charles Flora
RISD Works Store Director
401 227-4949

Sarah Ganz Blythe
Deputy Director, Exhibitions, Education and Programs
401 454-6611

Jan Howard
Chief Curator
401 454-6519

Marny Kindness
Curatorial and Exhibitions Coordinator
401 454-6502

Joe Leduc
Head Registrar
401 454-6523

Phil Lessard
Manager of Security, Safety, and Facilities
401 454-6508

Cayla Mackey
Executive Assistant to the Director
401 454-6686

Erika Namaka
Registration Assistant
401 277-4943

Amy Pickworth
Editor, Museum Publications
401 454-6520

John W. Smith
Museum Director
401 454-6686

Kajette Solomon
Education Assistant
401 454-6531

Amee Spondike
Deputy Director for Development & External Affairs
401 454-6316

Glenn Stinson
Business & Financial Manager
401 454-6504

Access Control (Main Access Point, "Green Door")
401 454-6647