College and University Membership

Member institutions count the RISD Museum as an extension of their campus, with free year-round admission (college ID required) for their students, faculty, and staff, and support in curriculum planning and study visits.


Basic Package Benefits

  • Free admission for one year for all staff, faculty, and students
  • Free class visits and study room appointments, as available (limited availability)
  • Free access to curatorial study hours
  • Invitations to Faculty programs (when contact emails are provided)
  • Consultation with Educators in curriculum planning
  • 10% discount on purchases at the RISD Store
  • RISD Museum e-newsletter updates and calendar mailing

Enhanced Package Benefits Add-on

  • Free admission for all parents of students during one designated Parents weekend per year
  • Free admission for all alumni during one designated Alumni Weekend per year
  • Museum representation at internship fairs to highlight resources and opportunities

If your college or university is not a current member, an administrator can contact us at or 401 454 6321.