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The Phillips Collection

1600 21st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1003
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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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1600 21st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1003
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Reviewed 15 April 2016

What a tresure house. I couldn't believe that I was really standing in front of Renoir's Boating Party. The colours just sang out. Postcards and photographs just don't do it justice. The Jacob Lawrence collection was new to me and told a moving story.

Thank crinkleyrose
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

Although there is a cost to get into the Phillips, it is an amazing collection of modern art. You can spend a long time in front of the special landscape exhibit. Paintings of France, Venice, the Grand Canyon, etc... are among some of the items....More

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Reviewed 2 April 2016

Loved the museum. The collection of painters is wonderful! Be sure not to miss this when visiting Washington

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Reviewed 31 March 2016

Our first visit to the Phillips. Love the building and the space. Glad we went. An impressive collection that we really enjoyed seeing. The cafe is also lovely, great food and service.

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Reviewed 27 March 2016

Wonderful permanent collection of familiar and loved paintings. If you can get there before May 8th 2016 you will see a magnificent exhibition "Seeing Nature" with some remarkable masterpieces from a private collection including a mesmerizing Klimt, and fantastic paintings from Maxfield Parrish and Max...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2016

It was everything I had expected. Having seen some of it's traveling exhibitions and collecting some its catalogs I knew I would like the art, but it was very exciting to see it in its home. And what a wonderful home. We saw the exhibition...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2016

Love this art collection and the house it's in. Definitely worth a stop if you're in Georgetown. Wonderful gift shop and cafe as well.

Thank Pam M
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

My wife and I visited a special collection on loan from Switzerland, on Gaugin and Picasso. The paintings were feet to inches away, including one Gaugin just sold to a Qatari for $300 million (no kidding). We should thank that Qatari too for the trust...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2016

Beautiful setting for art, great collection, usually not that crowded. A really wonderful museum off the beaten track.

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Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

I visited the Phillips Collection only to see "Luncheon of the Boating Party," and I was very pleased with the museum. While the collection is much smaller than at some of the other museums in Washington, there is a good variety of works. The individual...More

Thank Blake B
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smotley
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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
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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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11 March 2016|
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Response from Patti C | Reviewed this property |
Worth very cent! I've been twice! Enjoy!
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