The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, also known as the RISD Museum, is Rhode Island’s leading museum of fine and decorative art, housing a collection of 84,000 objects of international significance. It is southeastern New England’s only comprehensive art museum and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. The RISD Museum strives to be a vital cultural resource by educating and inspiring a wide variety of audiences: families and individuals, scholars and researchers, artists and designers, and students of all ages. The Museum maintains an active program of exhibitions, lectures, tours, workshops and publications dedicated to the interpretation of art and design from diverse cultures ranging from ancient times to the present.
Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 am-5 pm
Thursdays, 10 am-9 pm
The Museum is closed on Mondays and on the following holidays: January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25.
Members, children under 5: free
Senior citizens (age 62+): $10
Youths (ages 5-18): $3
College students with valid ID: $5
Staff, faculty, and students of RISD
or member institutions (with valid ID)
Admission is free every Sunday (10 am-5 pm), and the third Thursday evening of each month (5-9 pm).
Location & Map
The Metropark lot at the corner of North Main and Steeple Streets offers half-price parking to Museum visitors. Validate your parking stub at the Museum's front desk.
For those with disabilities The Museum encourages you to notify Susan Glasheen, Associate Curator of Musuem Education (401) 454-6531; RI Relay for the hearing impared, (800) 745-5555 TTY, if you need assistance and/or specific services to particiapte in our classes or programs. She will help determine appropriate options to meet your needs.
NOTE: We do our best to ensure all information is accurate, however it's a good idea to visit the website or call the venue to verify the information.