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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
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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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This museum has added a wing since I was last there 17 years ago, which has made it more of a museum and less of an elegant mansion, that is furnished with a personal art... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2015
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Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

This museum has added a wing since I was last there 17 years ago, which has made it more of a museum and less of an elegant mansion, that is furnished with a personal art collection. I was disappointed to find very few of the collection's impressionist work on display - but a docent explained that I had missed two... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

This little museum is as good as any in the great capitals of Europe. The collection is extremely broad and deep, and while it is focused on 20th and 21st Century Art, the collection holds major works from the 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries as well. The museum itself is small, and the collection is rotated in and out... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

One of the few museums you have to pay to get in, it's worth it to see the interior and they always have excellent shows. Great location just off Dupont Circle.

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Tiburon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

This is a charming small but interesting museum near Dupont Circle. Located in an old house that is as interesting as the modern collection. Also a fascinating gift shop if you like innovative and imaginative designs. A nice little cafe like eating in a quaint tea shop. Very interesting collection of modern masters.

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

We visited the Phillips Collection while visiting Washington, DC for a wedding. It is a gem of a museum and has master pieces from many different periods of art. I finally got to see Renoir's "Luncheon of the Boating Party" up close! The museum wasn't crowded when we visited (Friday afternoon) which allowed ample viewing time for the art work.... More 

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Long Island City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

This space is such a secret jewel in DC, a rotating collection of modern art. When I visited they had an exhibit of Man Ray's work which was a knockout. I love the Rothko room but it would be nice if it had more breathing space and distance from the Rothko's but it is always nice to see them. Part... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Great location in Dupont circle. Located in a coverted and expanded row house. Maintains some of the top contemporary artists as well as interesting shows throughout the year. Its a nice break from the crowds around the National Mall area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

An absolute must when visiting this capital city. Privately owned and operated so there's a small fee but well worth it. Many embassies in the immediate area to see as well. Hope you make it soon!!

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Hamilton, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Phillips is an amazing collection featuring the superb selection of artists, mostly of various modern schools and movements (with Delacroix, Paganini, 1831, being a notable exclusion, though Eugene Delacroix was a great innovator and revolutionary in art). The museum is designed in a very conducive way, showcasing the artworks in their most advantageous way and having a visitor's interest in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

This is a charming historic building that has been converted into a museum. It is away from the touristy areas of DC. The collection is wonderful. Worth the visit just to see the Renoir. The photography exhibit was a bit overwhelming (so many photos), but wonderful. I also enjoyed the Staff Show downstairs.

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