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20 North Main St (also enter on 224 Benefit Street) Providence, RI 02903

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RISDM 2003-105

Jacques-Luc Barbier-Walbonne, Portrait of Antoine-Georges-François de Chabaud-Latour and His Family, 1806. Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund


The RISD Museum continually works to improve how its visitors experience art and design. Periodically, some galleries are closed, and works of art may be on loan to institutions around the globe. To ensure that your visit meets your expectations, please review the updates below:

From October 2016 to August 2017, the RISD Museum will be renovating the fifth-floor European Galleries. European works of art and design from the early 12th to late 19th century, as well as several 20th-century paintings, will be relocated to other areas of the Museum.

From December 2016 to June 2017, many of the paintings and sculptures usually found in the European galleries will be accessible in the Chace Galleries in an open-storage installation. If you are interested in seeing a particular work of art, please check the online collection to confirm that it is on view. If you are interested in teaching from a particular work of art, please consult our group visit programs.

When the fifth-floor European Galleries reopen in fall 2017, the collection will be displayed to reflect the RISD Museum’s unique position as a center of activity for artists, designers, and makers of all kinds. This continues the Museum’s reinterpretation project initiated in 2009, which has included new galleries for ancient Greek and Roman, ancient Egyptian, and Asian art, as well as costumes and textiles.