Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
Museum of Art
Wonderfully eclectic, the Rhode Island School of Design's art museum showcases everything from ancient Greek art to 20th-century...
Immediately east of downtown, you’ll find College Hill, where you can see the city’s colonial history reflected in the multihued...
Stephen Hopkins House
Immediately east of downtown Providence, you’ll find College Hill, where you can see the city’s colonial history reflected in the...
Cable Car Cinema
This theater screens offbeat and foreign films. Inside, patrons sit on couches. The attached sidewalk cafe brews excellent coffee and...
Every bit as good as they say, this New American bistro has a seasonal menu featuring dishes like rabbit loin with sweet pea sauce,...
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) information
Lonely Planet review
Perhaps the top art school in the United States, RISD's imprint on Providence is easily felt. From public statuary to film performances, the creativity of the school's students extends across the small cityscape. Not least in the extraordinary collections at its Museum of Art which include 19th-century French paintings; classical Greek, Roman and Etruscan art; medieval and Renaissance works; and examples of 19th- and 20th-century American painting, furniture and decorative arts.
Kids love staring at the mummy, while others will be impressed to see the works of Manet, Matisse and Sargent. The museum stays open until 9pm on the third Thursday of the month, when admission is free after 5pm. It's also free the last Saturday of the month and Sunday from 10am to 1pm.