The RISD Museum of Art was founded as part of Rhode Island School
of Design in 1877. Its permanent collection of more than 84,000
objects encompasses painting, sculpture, decorative arts, costume,
furniture, and other works of art from nearly every part of the
world and every era, including objects from Ancient Egypt, Greece,
and Rome, and art of all periods from Asia, Europe, and the Americas,
up to the latest in contemporary art.
The Museum's collection, including textiles, works
on paper, ceramics, glass and furniture, is displayed in 45 galleries
on three floors, tracing the history of art from antiquity to the
Stephan Brigidi - 5:20 Traditional Tour Stephan is the author of two books: Angels of Pompeii, with co-author, Robert Bly, and Remarkable People: A Rhode Island Family Album - a book of portraits. Together with his wife Julie, they founded The Bristol Workshops in Photography Ltd., a fine art-commercial studio and school, now celebrating 25 years in business.
Michael Carroll - 6:20 Traditional Tour Marketing Coordinator and Photographer for the Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism
Enjoy a private two-hour guided tour for FREE. These Tours offer the public a chance to mix and mingle
with people who care deeply about art. Guides run the gamut from the curators
and academics who shape opinions about art to the artists whose life's work
is giving form to their passion.
Call us at 401 490-2042 for up-to-date information.
JOHN BROWN HOUSE PARKING LOT
12 Charlesfield Street
Corner of Benefit and Charlesfield Streets
PROVIDENCE ART CLUB PARKING LOT
186 Benefit Street
Near the corner of Benefit and Angel Streets
RISD PARKING LOT
47 Waterman Street
Above the University Club