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The Phillips Collection

1600 21st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1003
+1 202-387-2151
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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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“dupont circle” (127 reviews)
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1600 21st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1003
Dupont Circle
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our museum conference, we visited the Phillips Collection on our last day. They are the first modern art museum in US. Their collection is wonderful. Their museum store is one of the best. Loved every gallery, specially the Mark Rothko room, the Jacob Lawrence...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible customer service, their staff should work in prison, not in a museum. The person at their front desk has been there for years and he is always mean. The National Gallery is free and their collection is much better, so I wouldn’t recommend wasting...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Phillips is a wonderful private gem of a museum in DC. The curators always do a great job and the work is always interesting. The current show Ten Americans after Paul Klee is leaving soon unfortunately but it was a great show and the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the collection that we got to view here. So many familiar artists that I grew up looking at their paintings and to see in person was wonderful.

Thank Brenda T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Famous collection of art in a fun collection of adjacent buildings in the Dupont Circle area of DC. Fantastic quiet and cool place for appreciating art and history. Go here for a date!

Thank Andrew F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Off DuPont Circle, find The Phillips Collection of Modern Art. Two floors house the main collection, with other floors for traveling exhibits, a library, and more. The home is currently under renovation, so your visit will be limited to this area of the museum for...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

I usually prefer museums that specialize or have a heavy focus on art from the Old Masters through the Impressionism periods, so I didn't have high expectations for this collection when I went. Instead this turned out to be one of the highlights of my...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This gallery is worth a visit any time you can go! Fascinating contemporary exhibits, with a broad range of artists depending on when you are there.

Thank Beverly M
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The Phillips is a bit off the beaten path of visitors to DC, but is only about a 10-15 minute cab ride from the Mall, the White House area, etc. Not as large as the National Gallery, but a fine permanent collection, including many must-see...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The renovations at the gallery have cut down on the available exhibition space but there is still plenty of art to enjoy. Didn't remember paying the $12 entrance fee in the past - perhaps that is a new thing?

Thank Kiwi124
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Gail M
14 May 2018|
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Response from Gerhard1945 | Reviewed this property |
Well, gladly: the collection is closed on Monday, but be sure to see it either Sunday afternoon or Tuesday morning if you have the slightest chance. -- Honestly, I would have thought that anybody using Tripadvisor would... More
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smotley
29 January 2018|
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Response from Gerhard1945 | Reviewed this property |
To the best of my knowledge, there is no restoration work going on--unless it began after my visit on 19 November past. On that day, everything was on show, and to boot there was a special exhibit with foreign loans around... More
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dmanty
11 February 2017|
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Response from saxahoya | Reviewed this property |
I was there a month ago.. It was NOT voluntary.. There was an admission fee
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