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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.
1600 21st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1003
Dupont Circle
+1 202-387-2151
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was staying near Dupont Circle and had a few hours to chill on a Sunday afternoon. A couple of my colleagues had raved about the Phillips, so I decided to walk over. So glad I did. The Collection is a wonderful mix of artists...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can you say? The Phillips collection has an interesting piece or two from the world’s most famous artists. The Rothko room might change your outlook on Rothko. Check it out!

Thank ml_lazarus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the story of the Phillips family and felt that the collection reflected a certain slice of Washington and American history, as well as the vision of a brilliant and insightful art historian.

Thank kjg340
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hubs found the Phillips Collection the last time we were in DC but I was tied up with a conference. This time we built an extra day into the trip and we decided to go. It would normally have been a good walk from our...More

Thank Celticcutie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I try to make a visit to the Phillips every time I go to DC and was pleased to do so again during a recent long weekend trip. Located in the wonderful Dupont Circle area and away from the crowded press of the museums along...More

Thank Kurt W
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

This is one of the places you should not miss. A truly impressive collection of European and American paintings of late 19th and 20th century. Panels explaining background. Needless to say one El Greco and Goya. Free of charge.

Thank Mikuláš T
Reviewed 21 June 2018

This is a museum that is easy to negotiate and features a remarkable collection of mostly American art. Highly recommend it.

Thank Jack E
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Very nice private art museum with an impressive collection. The only problem is parking. Take the metro, if you must drive read the parking restriction signs attentively, DC is famous for its parking enforcement.

Thank ALMC27
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Quite a good collection of great art. Reniors luncheon of the boating party is amazing in real life. Not free but worth the payment.

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Not sure how i missed this place during my previous DC visit, as i like contemporary art Came on a sunday afternoon and it was apparently "kids day". It was free entry but was it chaotic and noisy. So many screaming children 3 floors of...More

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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
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
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