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The Phillips Collection

1600 21st St. N.W., Washington DC, DC 20006 (Dupont Circle)
202 387 2151
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Ranked #22 of 257 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Owner description: "Americas First Museum of American Art" boasts a collection of over 2,500 19th and 20th-century masters, both American and European, including... more » Owner description: "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. « less
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We love a good art museum. This was one of the best collections I have seen. Very nice display of the art with plenty of room to view from different angles. If you love art then don't miss this museum.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Lovely Friday afternoon fall day and took two teenage girls here. excellent choice as it's smaller and intimate and the girls wandered throughout the museum - I have enjoyed the Phillips and this was a good way to get my teenager to put her phone away and spend some quality culture time.

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karachi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

This is perhaps the most perfect collection of artworks under one roof. amazing, amazing , amazing! Enjoyed my 3 hours there immensely

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rockville, md
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

The Phillips is a great museum to see art of the 19th and 20 centuries in an intimate atmosphere. It is one of the gems of D.C. Travel to the Dupont Circle area and the museum is not far away.

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Sun City, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Located on very fashionable Q St., NW, the Phillips is a joy to visit. We are fans of impressionism and post-impressionism and enjoyed the opportunity to attend a post-impressionism exhibit featuring many well-known pointillist artists. The exhibit was large in size and very comprehensive. Cafe was pleasant...the soup was excellent. Museum never felt crowded and was very easy to navigate.... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My sister and were visiting a cousin in DC and staying at a The Fairfax Hotel, right around the corner from Phillips Collection. So, the first day we were there, we took a walk to the Phillips Collection. My cousin is an artist and she wanted us to especially the Rothko Room. Artist Mark Rothko's abstract works are exclusively hanging... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

In a city of great museums, and of great art museums, the Phillips is quite special. Free to visit, a wonderful array of art, and a very intimate setting, this is arguably the best art museum in DC and one of the best I've seen anywhere. My only complaint was that the lighting seemed a bit off in some rooms,... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

2 Van Goghs, Picasso, Cezannes, Monet, Whistler and a magnificent Renoir "Luncheon party after boating". Very interesting gift shop. WELL worth a visit. FREE!!!!

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Jerusalem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We like always to stop by the Phillips Collection to see the permanent collection. It is a pleasure to walk around the old building as well as the modern annex. It is a small place, quiet and most of the time not crowded. There is a fee admission, but on Tuesday and Friday it is free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I found the Phillips Collection be a well curated small, high quality gallery. We were offered a reduced entry fee because they were just setting up a new exhibition at the time. However, the fact that they were in between exhibitions in no way dimished our experience. The quailty of paintings on display here is excellent. I know everyone comes... More

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