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The Phillips Collection

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Address: 1600 21st St. N.W., Washington DC, DC 20006
Phone Number: 202 387 2151
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Description: "Americas First Museum of American Art" boasts a collection of over 2,500...
"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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We always enjoy visiting the Phillips Collection when in DC. The holdings include a nice collection of Impressionist art including Renoir, Pissaro, Bonnard, Matisse and more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We always enjoy visiting the Phillips Collection when in DC. The holdings include a nice collection of Impressionist art including Renoir, Pissaro, Bonnard, Matisse and more. There are always interesting exhibits that will challenge your tastes in art.

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Middlebury, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped in while in DC recently. This museum has a small but wonderful permanent collection - O'Keefe, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Klee.... We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our stop at the Phillips. It is a small collection but it was much better for us to enjoy the art. It also was serene and quiet , a respite from the school children on field trips.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I was there the very first time a week ago. It was to attend a special event for educators. The artist being featured was Man Ray and many of his works. However there is also a good collection of other artists as well, such as Degas and Klee, to name a few. However the most famous work would be Renoir's... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Truly wonderful museum, incredible collection and a gorgeous space. I came here almost as an afterthought, and it's easily one of my favorite things in DC.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I could have spent hours admiring "The Boating Party." Plus, the Man Ray special exhibit, Georgia O'Keefe paintings, and room full of Braque.... really worth the money!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Best collection of recognizable art works ever! It's a must see for impressionist lovers! The dazzling works brought tears to my eyes.

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Lutz, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

In March, 2015, the Phillips Collection had a special exhibit of math and the arts, focusing on the art, sculptures, and photographs by the great Man Ray. Other outstanding pieces include works by: Van Gogh, Bonnard, Picasso, Chagall, and various others. This is a well-organized art museum that will not overwhelm you. Budget tip: 2 for 1 tickets are available... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I hadn't heard of the Phillips Collection until we happened to be in the neighborhood and had a couple of hours to spare. What a terrific collection. The famous Renoir painting of the Boatmen's Luncheon is here, which surprised and delighted me, as well as many other Impressionist, post-Impressionist, and modern artists. When we were there, the museum had a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Great museum for those who like modern art. They never have a shortage of cool new exhibits. Although it's much smaller than most of the other D.C. museums, it's very easy to get lost in the space. They have lots of fun events, especially for young professionals, who are into the arts scene that combine culture, music, and cocktails.

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