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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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Little-visited top-quality modern art museum

The Phillips Collection was a pleasure. We had never heard of it; we just ran into it while walking around the Dupont Circle neighborhood. It is set in a group of adjoining... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The Phillips Collection was a pleasure. We had never heard of it; we just ran into it while walking around the Dupont Circle neighborhood. It is set in a group of adjoining mansions and has top-quality art from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, plus a few other random gems (including an El Greco). The museum is free on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Mr. Phillips assembled wonderful collection of modern art housed in a lovely series of small galleries that are perfect for unhurried, close-up viewing. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The cafe and outdoor terraces were pleasant places for lunch or coffee.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The is America's first museum of modern art. The Renoir's "Luncheon of the Boating Party" is the super star painting that draws so many of the visitors. This collection also includes the largest of Bonnard's paintings outside of France. Yes, this is a private museum so there is a fee but worth it. Safe to say that those who are... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It was nice to see the collection with so much variety. I think collections like this are harder to find nowadays. It is worth your time to visit.

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Mbabane, Swaziland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

What I liked most about the art collection was that many of the works were new to me. They represent many famous artists, but I was able to view works of art that I hadn't seen before in books or publications. It was very fun to see a work of art and focus on recognizing the style or subject matter... More 

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Miami
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This museum is housed in a modern building and a historic house. Along with the outstanding art, visitors enjoy seeing how the wealthy lived at the start of the 20th century. Amazing collections including impressionists to modern art.

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I never heard of this art museum in any of my previous stays here, but I looked a little harder for something different and this certainly didn't disappoint. There are basically three attached museums here, some of my highlights were extensive collections of Georges Rorealt, Paul Klee, Mark Rothke, Jacob Lawrence, Degas, and Morris Graves.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Relatively small with an eclectic mix of works...very well presented with quality pieces of art. Cappuccino in cafe was best coffee we've had in U.S.A. for the past 15 days

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Beautiful building, excellent collections, fun neighborhood, but my, the staff is snooty. Try to hear a concert in the music room.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Hidden art treasures not to be seen elsewhere: Renoir, VanGogh, Modigliani, Picasso, etc all from a private eclectic collection well presented in an historic home.

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Address: Address: 1600 21st St. N.W., Washington DC, DC 20006
Phone Number: 202 387 2151
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle

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