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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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Hands down, my favorite art gallery in DC and that's saying a lot with all the museums to choose from. Of course, there's Renoirs Boating Party and the Rothko room. But there's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Hands down, my favorite art gallery in DC and that's saying a lot with all the museums to choose from. Of course, there's Renoirs Boating Party and the Rothko room. But there's so Much more: my personal favorite is Laurence Jacobs work. Go see for yourself the Matisse , Van Gogh, etc in a small intimate setting where no crowds... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This gallery has a very impressive collection of modern art: Klee, DeKoonig, a room of Rothko canvases, O'Keefe, Marin, and so many others. There is a lot, but it is not overwhelming. The building is lovely. There is a cafe and great museum store. Parking is on the street.

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McMurray, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is an incredible private collection that is well-worth the minimal cost for admission. I was primarily interested in seeing Luncheon of the Boating Party by Renoir up close and personal - it was an amazing experience. The museum is a short walk from the DuPont Circle metro in a lovely neighborhood. Make sure to stop at the Tryst Cafe... More 

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wyckoff, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We especially enjoyed the permanent collection which is housed in the original Phillips mansion because it contained so many of our favorite artists including Renoir, Degas, Picasso, Monet, Cezanne, Braque, Klee, Miro - and especially a lot of paintings we had never viewed before! The more modern annexes are lovely showing more modern art!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

What fun to see lovely art in a mansion setting. At the time I visited there was a spectacular mural on the walls of the cafe, created on a blackboard-like wall with a silver sharpie pen. I will never forget it and hope it lives there forever.

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Shrewsbury,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Do visit this (relatively) small gallery near DuPont Circle. It has great art, from Renoir to Picasso, and a great caffe. Where else can one eat lunch next to a Barbara Hepworth sculpture. Free admission if you don't want to see the special exhibitions.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The place should be open at least for Easter Monday! It's a Holiday not a working day especially when you have the Egg Hunt at the White House. Right!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Hadn't been here in 20 years and what a lovely reunion. The modern art collection contains both familiar favorites and lesser known artists. The Rothko room is deservedly famous and you should stop by the Wax Room, an art installation where walls and ceilings are covered with a lovely smelling beeswax that can induce a very peaceful and relaxed feeling... More 

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North Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This collection is very fine and quite rich, distributed between an older and a newer building, with three levels each. The quality of the paintings is quite high throughout, though no supreme masterpieces should be expected. Still, many famous painters are represented with good works, and quite a few lesser known but worthwhile artists as well. Definitely worth a visit... More 

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Northborough, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

When I headed down for a spur of the moment trip to DC last week, I was aware that there might be spring breakers all over. I am so happy I decided to take a long walk up past Rock Creek Park to the Embassy Row and spend a few hours in the Phillips Collection. There are a few pieces... More 

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