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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 #23 of 249 attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

As a new transplant to the Metro DC area we have been exploring. A visit to the Phillips Collection was very rewarding. The Made In America exhibit was wonderful and gave the visitor an insight into how the collection was acquired. If you are in the area spend some time at the museum. The surrounding Dupont Circle area is also... More

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Phillips Collection is home to many iconic works of art - presented in a way that is warm, inviting, friendly and accessible. The cafe is down to earth with delicious healthy choices. And the gift shop is wonderful too! Take the time to leave the Mall and enjoy this wonderful gallery!

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Urubamba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a magnificent gallery that currently is exhibiting "Made in the USA" featuring 120 American artists. If you can't find two hours to visit the entire exhibit, an absolute must is Jacob Lawrence's The Migration Series - truly exceptional. The exhibit runs through August and many of the paintings are in the permanent collection.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This wonderful museum was the home of Duncan Phillips and his wife. They acquired an amazing collection of art nearly a century ago, opened the museum, which has expanded and been modernized. The museum is open late on Thursdays and when we went recently there was a concert in the library. In addition to the regular collection, which features Renoir's... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This museum is a real gem near Dupont Circle. Renoir, Braque, Picasso, Cezanne, O'keeffe, Graham, Daumier, Monet... The use of older buildings to display these pieces is much more approachable than many museums. Plus, the many fireplaces were pieces of art themselves.

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Warrenton, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Do not miss the opportunity this summer to see MADE IN THE USA-American Art from the Phillips Collection. The exhibit has 200 pieces collected by Duncan Phillips from the 1850's to 1970 approximately. It is curated chronologically and I guarantee that this will be a worthwhile adventure in DC and although the show closes August 31, 2014. A membership of... More

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Radford VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The Phillips Collection is a delight. Amazing collection in a nice neighborhood. Wonderful diversion from the downtown museums. The layout is confusing but the staff is very helpful. I would highly recommend this museum.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A short walk from Dupont Circle metro, about 10 minutes, or less, the collection is in a lovely house, recently extended to show more of the American art collection. The gem is still the old original collection for me, shown in the rooms which feel cosy . We got there soon after opening at 10: 30 am on a week... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Some great artwork. Make sure you go into the area where the permanent collection is to see the old house and all the great fireplaces! Also make sure you go to the Music room, it's amazing! Renoir, Matisse, Georgia O'Keefe, Grandma Moses, Cezane, Degas, Van Gough and Picasso to name a few.

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Baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Renoir's Boating Party is perhaps the best known of what started out as a private collection, but if you love Rothko or what to know more about African American artist Jacob Lawrence, The Phillips is the place to go. A small museum, originally confined to Duncan Phillips own home in an upscale DC neighborhood, worth a walk around itself, the... More

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