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Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

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This museum houses more than 86,000 objects ranging from ancient art to work by contemporary artists from across the globe. Highlights include Impressionist paintings, Gorham silver, Newport furniture, an ancient Egyptian mummy, and a 12th-century Buddha—the largest historic Japanese wooden sculpture in the United States. Artists represented include major figures in the history of visual art and culture, including Cézanne, Chanel, Copley, Degas, Hirst, Homer, LeWitt, Matisse, Manet, Picasso, Rothko, Sargent, Turner, Twombly, van Gogh, and Warhol—to name a few.

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  • Address: 224 Benefit St., East Side, Providence, RI 02903 | Map It
  • Phone: 401/454–6500
  • Cost: $12
  • Hours: Tues., Wed., and Fri.–Sun. 10–5, Thurs. 10–9
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  • Location: East Side
Updated: 03-20-2014

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    Top flight moderate sized museum

    Arguably the best attraction in Providence, a first-rate medium sized art museum with a wide-ranging collection. Has a very high quality to quantity ratio, including some anthology-level items. Surprisingly diverse holdings, with paintings and sculpture from many eras and countries, including a respectable non-Western collection. A must.

    by bachslunch, 5/13/09

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