A popular destination for the regional public, the RISD Museum offers students unparalleled access to ongoing programming and a rich collection of fine art, design and decorative arts from around the world, ranging from ancient Chinese sculpture to French Impressionist paintings and contemporary art in every medium.

Celebrating art and connecting communities

A major cultural institution in Rhode Island, the RISD Museum houses approximately 100,000 works of fine and decorative art ranging from ancient times to the present. It is the only comprehensive art museum in southeastern New England and, as such, is a vital resource both for RISD and the broader community.

With seven curatorial departments, the museum offers a rich and varied program of exhibitions, lectures, tours, workshops and publications. It is dedicated to the interpretation of art and design from diverse cultures and to educating and inspiring artists and designers, families, scholarly researchers and students of all ages.

Departments

Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History of Art + Visual Culture History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles