The Bristol Art Museum

10 Wardwell Street

Welcome to the Bristol Art Museum located in Downtown Bristol, Rhode Island! BAM is a non-profit organization 501 (c) 3, founded in 1963. We serve the local East Bay and greater Rhode Island community. Visit the main galleries at 10 Wardwell Street, located behind the historic Linden Place museum.

  • For additional viewing visit the Community Galleries at Rogers Free Library, located on Hope Street (across the street). 


​Mission Statement
To encourage the creation, promotion and appreciation of the arts through exhibitions and educational opportunities. Community outreach programs and partnerships are central to the goal of engaging diverse audiences in the arts of our time. The aim is to enrich the cultural life of the community and region through eclectic exhibitions and educational programs, and to be an accessible presence for future generations.