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Press Office

The online press office features RISD Museum news, full press kits for exhibitions and select events, and information about photography and filming in the Museum.

RISD Museum Press Office staff members are happy to answer your press inquiries, assist with images, or make arrangements for your visit to the Museum. Journalists and editors can contact the Press Office at or 401 709 8513.

Members of the public may call 401 454 6500, email, or visit for more information about the RISD Museum.

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Photography & Filming in the RISD Museum

All photography and film shoot requests by members of the press must be approved by, and scheduled with, the RISD Museum Marketing office. Learn more.

Praise for the RISD Museum

Among “20 Must-See Art Museums in America,” featuring “one of New England’s best art collections” — Fodor’s Travel

Visiting the RISD Museum “could easily consume an entire day”
New York Times “36 Hours in Providence”

Best University Art Museum in America — Architectural Digest

“Impressive.” — BBC Travel

“Cool museum.” — Los Angeles Times

“Way more impressive than you’d expect a midsize university museum to be.” — GQ

“Get a crash course in art history, from antiquity to the present day … Highlights include the Louvre-inspired display of 17th- and 18th-century canvases, and the modern and contemporary galleries where paintings, photography, fashion and furniture are wonderfully juxtaposed.” — Wall Street Journal

“The Met and RISD Are Among Museums Redisplaying Antiquities”
New York Times

“An impressive collection, including a trove of American decorative arts displayed in a 1906 wing modeled after a Federal-style residence.”
Architectural Digest

“The RISD Museum is not just a great university museum, or a great small museum, or a great community museum, or a great regional museum. The RISD Museum is a great museum, period, and the stunning renovation of these galleries proves that. It is a crowning achievement, capping off a more than century old commitment to bringing the best in museum programming not only to the university community, but also to the City of Providence and the State of Rhode Island.”
Big Red & Shiny review of new galleries for ancient Egyptian art, Asian art, and costume and textiles

“Renovated galleries at RISD Museum cast ancient treasures in new light” — Providence Journal

Among the “50 Coolest Museums” in the world — Complex magazine

“This museum offers guests a look into the past, present, and future of creatives around the world.” — Town & Country

“This is serious business, the collection starts with the Egyptians and travels all the way to Frank Lloyd Wright’s stained-glass windows, and is not to be missed.” — Yahoo! Travel

“Is there any question why the museum is winning this prize for the 17th consecutive year?” — Providence Phoenix reader’s pick winner for “Best Museum” 2014

“Institutions can be smart and substantive and still be sexy. The RISD Museum’s landmark fashion exhibitions demonstrate this duality.”
Providence Phoenix

Among the “Top Campuses Worth Traveling For” — FlipKey by TripAdvisor

One of “10 Best Museums in Unexpected Locations” — The Culture Trip

RISD Museum and RISD WORKS top the “12 Gems of Providence”
OffMetro, NYC edition