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Located in Providence, the Museum of Art, RISD is among the country's finest museums of its size. With over 100,000 works of art in its permanent collection, the museum showcases an array of ever-changing exhibitions which encompass all major areas and periods of world culture.
The museum has particular strengths in ancient Etruscan, Greek and Roman sculpture, frescoes, metalwork, vases, and jewelry; Old master, French, and British drawings and prints; Japanese prints in the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Collection; costume and textiles, with a very important Asian collection donated in large part by Lucy Truman Aldrich; American fine and decorative art; French 19th-century art; and contemporary fine crafts.
The museum's Pendleton House, the first American wing anywhere, features an extraordinary collection of 18th-century American furniture and decorative arts in period rooms. A more recent addition, The Daphne Farago Wing (1993), provides dynamic gallery space for the display and interpretation of contemporary art in all media. Favorites with young visitors are the Ptolemaic Egyptian mummy and case and a nine-foot wooden Buddha from a 12th-century Japanese temple, as well as Native American and other Ethnographic artifacts. The Museum Shop offers unique art-related gifts from around the world.
Favorites with young visitors are a Ptolemaic Egyptian mummy and case and a nine-foot wooden Buddha from a twelfth-century Japanese temple, as well as Native American and other ethnographic artifacts. The Aaron Siskind Center is a study area for the Museum's collection of photographs.