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The Phillips Collection

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Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
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Address: 1600 21st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1003
Phone Number: +1 202-387-2151
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"Americas First Museum of American Art" boasts a collection of...

"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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How do I put into words how much i treasure The Phillips Collection? I have been going to this museum for 30 years since my college days in DC when I would ride the bus from... read more

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

How do I put into words how much i treasure The Phillips Collection? I have been going to this museum for 30 years since my college days in DC when I would ride the bus from Georgetown to DuPont Circle.. later when I got an apartment in Dupont Circle, I could just walk over.. This museum is a private institution.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Smithsonian Museums, of which there are many, are awesome. But, Washington DC has many private museums that are equally good. The Phillips Collection is one of them. Don't miss it if you have time. It is located a block off Dupont Circle. When I went, Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series was being exhibited along with Whitfield Lovell's Kin Series. Both... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been to DC many times, very often to see one of the blockbuster shows at the National Gallery. Like most big cities, one never has enough time to do everything in a single visit, and I can only assume I was too exhausted to get over to Dupont Circle to visit the Phillips. With the entire Jacob Lawrence "Migration... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been to this museum many times, but never tire of the permanent collection which is dominated by 19th-20th century art. The special exhibitions are also generally wonderful, as was ,current one of the drawings of Whitfeld Lovell, a contemporary artist whose KIN collection of charcoal/conte drawings are poignant and memorable.

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Sykesville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Phillips is the leading museum in American Modern Art in the US. As good if not better than the Whitney. The collection is large and changes frequently. The neighbor setting adds to the charm. A must for any art lover.

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Macon, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a delightful afternoon at The Phillips. What a beautiful setting and just the right size to enjoy and not feel overwhelmed. The collection includes some very familiar paintings like Luncheon of the Boating Party, a couple of Van Goghs and a Matisse. All in spaces that are very accessible and make viewing easy and comfortable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't go to any special exhibits. This was my first visit and I wanted to see the permanent collection. Truly enjoyed the Impressionism. Especially enjoyed seeing the Luncheon of the Boating Party. Long a Renoir fan, plus having read the book and seeing Seward Johnson's fun rendition of it, it's good to see the original. Some of the Van... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for 2 hours during a family reunion in DC. It reminds me of the Barnes museum in Philly as it was a single persons collection of 19th and 20th century paintings. I would highly recommend it for those interested in paintings of this era. Also has excellent museum store.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing art in this gallery. Several pieces recognizable from art history class or postcards such as Luncheon of the Boating Party. Many beautiful surprises in each room.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I specifically went to this museum to see Renoirs Luncheon of the Boating Party painting after we read the book for my book club. It was spectacular. The colors are so vivid. There were also paintings by Pissaro I enjoyed. Some modern artwork that was nice but not really my taste. Really enjoyed the museum. Right nearby is the Anderson... More 

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