The Phillips Collection

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The Phillips Collection
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"Americas First Museum of American Art" boasts a collection of over 2,500 19th and 20th-century masters, both American and European, including Renoir, Picasso, Gauguin, Manet, OKeefe and more.
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI535 contributions
May 2022
Check The Phillips Collection off the bucket list! On past visits to DC, with and without kids, we always focused on the National Mall and the Smithsonian museums. It's only been in the past few years that I've come to know about some of the hidden gems in and around our nation's capitol. The Phillips is one of them!! Duncan Phillips and his mother Eliza and then his wife Marjorie put together a fabulous art collection, housed in their home as a way to honor his father Duncan Sr. and his brother Jim. This is one fabulous house art museum (with a couple of additions through the years). For me, Renoir's The Luncheon of the Boating Party is the piece de resistance!! Add in works by Georgia O'Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, Degas, Van Gogh, Braques, and so many other "modern" artists of the day. It is quite a collection that is a pleasure to see displayed throughout the 1897 house and the 1907 Music Room. When we visited, they were hosting the Picasso: Painting the Blue Period exhibition, which garnered much interest. Not a huge Picasso fan, but I still found the exhibition interesting and extensive. To gain entry, we had to reserve our timed tickets; special exhibits included in the ticket price. If you drive to the museum, be forewarned that parking on the street can be difficult to find, and meters are generally for only two hours.
Written 26 May 2022
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Pat S
9 contributions
May 2022
I taught humanities for years and have visited many, many art museums. This one had quite a few new artists! So fun. Beautiful place. Walking around the Dupont Circle area is also very nice.
Written 25 May 2022
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lalocadr19
Hollywood, Florida6,544 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Ohhh what a treat. If you art lover, this is the place to go. If you do no have a car or transportation is a easy walk from DuPont station.

The museum is open Tuesday-sunday which is amazing for anyone to go. Prices varies from $16 adult entrance to Senior $12.00, kids $10.00, children 5 and over are free. As you enter the museum you greeted by friendly staff.

I started in the 3rd floor which offer the most amazing artist such as Picasso, Monet,Vicent van Gogh, Martha Pérez García, Tobi khan, William Merritt Chase to name a few. The exhibition is amazing to see. Once in a life time is a must. Highly recommended.

If you have a car there street parking available also by meter or neighborhood.
Written 24 May 2022
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Joan C
Reserve, NM753 contributions
May 2022
We visited recently mostly to see the Picasso exhibit. It was kind of crowded, despite the timed entry tickets. There is a lot to see in the entire collection, the Music Room being a notable feature. There's also a Van Gogh that is amazing. We did not realize how large this place is and were pretty wiped out by the time we left. Give yourself plenty of time to take in the collection and the architecture.
Written 23 May 2022
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mariaaba
Kenwood, CA416 contributions
Apr 2022
Viewed Picasso collection, well curated and nicely described. Great educational venue of featured artist.
Written 2 May 2022
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RP
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
The exhibits were great but the gallery is not family friendly for young children. You are required to check in your baby’s milk and the bathrooms are not accommodating for breastfeeding. I’d recommend the gallery for adults but leave your kids at home.
Written 14 April 2022
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PeterKatie B
Mitchellville, MD4 contributions
Apr 2022
If you can get here by June 12, 2022, you can see a wonderful and comprehensive overview of early Picasso, focussing on his "Blue Period" but drifting forward and backward through adjacent years. Mostly paintings (a "greatest hits" selection), with some related material from others, have been assembled to give us an entrée to Paris in the first decade of the 20th century. The museum, celebrating it's 100th anniversary as America's first museum of modern art, highlights Duncan Phillips' discerning eye as a collector. His purchases tend to be best of their kind, including Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party. The museum is in two parts, Phillips' original house and an added three-story extension, attractively connected. Cost for Adult entry: $16
Written 7 April 2022
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ZenDark30
Portland, OR2,322 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
The Philip’s is always a favorite and special treat when coming to DC. The special exhibit this time was the Picasso blue period and ensemble music festival. Lots to see in a comfortable atmosphere.
Written 27 March 2022
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KirstinRDH
Williamsburg, VA33 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
This museum was absolutely amazing. The art was beautiful. The building itself was gorgeous and the people that work there are literally the nicest people I’ve ever met.
Written 20 March 2022
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Michael J
Manhattan Beach, CA234 contributions
Mar 2022
Located in a beautiful former residence, the Phillips has an excellent collection in an intimate setting. We saw the Picasso Blue Period exhibit, which was exceptional. The Phillips is a must-see museum during a stay in D.C.
Written 18 March 2022
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