Street Address
Linden Place 500 Hope Street
Bristol, RI 02809
Mailing Address
PO Box 42
Bristol, RI 02809
Sunday, Wednesday - Saturday1 PM - 4 PM
Exhibt Dates on Website
Museum Type(s)
Patricia Woods, President and Publicity
phone: 401-253-2095


For more information, visit the museum's new website,

Bristol Art Museum at Linden Place presents three exhibits a year. Visit for exhibit dates and titles.

Located on the grounds of the historic Linden Place mansion in downtown Bristol, Rhode Island, the Bristol Art Museum has been a venue for fine visual art since it’s inception in 1964. The Bristol Art Museum has exhibited photographs by the renown Ansel Adams, sculpture by Howard Newman and, more recently, cutting edge installation by Thomas Deininger. The museum actively partners with schools and libraries to provide an educational experience for children and adults. Our programs with Rogers Free Library and exhibits at Roger Williams University are a few of the ways the museum promotes an outreach program. The Bristol Art Museum is a 501c.3 non profit organization that relies on donations, memberships and grants in order to serve the community and fulfill it’s mission.


The Bristol Art museum's mission is to encourage the creation, promotion,and appreciation of the arts through exhibits and opportunities. Community outreach programs and partnerships are central to our goal of engaging diverse audiences in the arts of our time.


The museum is planning to renovate an 1860's barn for adaptive use as a year round museum in 2012. The Bristol Art Museum continues to serve the community of Bristol, East Bay, RI and southeastern MA through the exhibits held at the main gallery at Linden Place ballroom and two other venues, Rogers Free Library and Roger Williams University Law School.


501 c(3)


Wheelchair Accessible