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

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Roman, Floor mosaic fragment depicting Bacchus (detail), 325-330, Museum Collection, by exchange


Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 am–5 pm
Thursdays, 10 am–9 pm

The Museum and RISD WORKS are closed Mondays, and January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25.


Members: free
Adults: $12
Senior citizens (age 62+): $10
Youths (ages 5–18): $3
Children under 5: free
College students with valid ID: $5
Staff, faculty, and students of RISD or member institutions (with valid ID): free

Admission is free every Sunday (10 am–5 pm) and on the third Thursday evening of each month (5–9 pm).


Our map allows you to navigate through the Museum’s galleries and exhibitions.


Both Museum entrances and all galleries are wheelchair accessible. The Museum has one wheelchair for visitor use at each entrance. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Service dogs are welcome in the Museum. For more information, call 401 709 8402 (RI Relay for the hearing impaired: 800 745 5555 TTY) before your visit.


As you explore the galleries, ​use your mobile device to access our new audio program featuring more than 100 artists, scholars, designers, and students offering perspectives on ​objects. Make selections at RISDMUSEUM.ORG/CHANNEL.

Shopping & Eating

RISD WORKS, located in the Chace Center lobby, offers a selection of sandwiches, drinks, and snacks. (No food or drink in the galleries.)


Bags and coats may be left in the self-service coatrooms at the North Main Street or Benefit Street entrances. The Museum requires visitors to check large bags and backpacks of any size.


Strollers are permitted; please use elevators when traveling between the floors. The Museum has two strollers for visitor use, available at the North Main Street or Benefit Street entrances.


Photography for personal and educational use is allowed in Museum galleries except where specifically prohibited. No flash photography.
Tripod and monopod use is by special permission only. Permission must be requested from the Registrar’s Office one week in advance. Filming and videotaping are not allowed without special permission. No photographs may be reproduced, distributed, or sold without permission from the Museum. Please see the Museum Policy on Photography and Filming for more information. Journalists: Please see the RISD Museum’s Press Office for photography/filming information.

Sketching in the Galleries

Pencils only in the galleries; markers and pens are not permitted. RISD students interested in copying works in wet media should consult these guidelines.

The Radeke Garden

The Radeke Garden is open seasonally, from April to November. It is closed for inclement weather.

Event Rental

The RISD Museum is a unique setting for your event. Companies or associations may rent spaces in the Museum for receptions, dinners, and meetings. See the Event Rental page for more information.