Rhode Island School of Design Museum

The small but comprehensive museum attached to the Rhode Island design college features many changing exhibitions, particularly relating to textiles. The museum's permanent collection includes the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller collection of Japanese prints, Chinese terracotta, Greek statuary and some French Impressionist paintings. Highlights are works by masters such as Monet, Cézanne, Rodin and Picasso. There is also an American section containing paintings by Gilbert Stuart, John Singleton Copley and John Singer Sargent.

Address: 224 Benefit Street

Website: www.risdmuseum.org

Telephone: (401) 454-6500

Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 10am-5pm, closes 9pm on Thursdays.

Admission: $12 adults, $3 youths 5-18. Free admission on Sundays from 10am to 1pm, and the third Thursday of every month between 5pm and 9pm.