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This hidden gem's five buildings are clustered on the south side of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) campus. Inside, more than 91,000 works of art are on display, including pieces by Monet, Degas and other impressionists, along with sizeable Medieval and Gothic collections.
Recent visitors were most impressed with the range of the museum's collection and the various mediums represented. Reviewers also praised its size, saying it was manageable and easy to explore within a few hours (though culture hounds will likely want to spend half a day, say travelers). Though most found the admission price to be reasonable, they also suggested scheduling your museum visit for Sunday when entrance fees are waived.
You'll find the RISD's Museum of Art on Benefit Street. Hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, with extended hours every Thursday until 9 p.m. General admission costs $12 for adults and $3 for kids and teens ages 5 to 18. The museum waives entrance fees every Sunday and on the third Thursday evening of each month (from 5 to 9 p.m.). For more information, check out the museum's website.
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