Rhode Island
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
RISD Museum

The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design—also known as the RISD Museum—is the state’s leading museum
of art and design. Founded in 1877 as part of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), the Museum houses about
100,000 objects—ranging from ancient art to new work by contemporary artists from across the globe. Highlights
include Impressionist paintings, 20th- and 21st-century design, 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. The RISD Museum presents special exhibitions throughout the year, along with public programs and events for all ages—inspiring lifelong relationships with art and design.

Contact Information

First Name: 
General
Job Title/Position: 
Visitor Services
Fax: 
401-454-6556
Mailing Address: 
224 BENEFIT STREET
PROVIDENCE, RI 02903
Physical Address: 
224 BENEFIT STREET
Providence, RI 02903
Last Name: 
Inquiries
Phone: 
401-454-6500
Parent Organization/Affiliation: 
Rhode Island School of Design

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - General
Year Founded: 
1877
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
Nonprofits
School Groups
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Museums - Art