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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 241 attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

If you love Renoir don't miss his masterpiece here! The building alone is a piece of art and I really enjoyed taking in the great pieces. This was one of the few places I went in D.C. where it wasn't overrun with people. It is kind of like a hidden gem. :) Certainly recommend it.

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Statesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Great art in toney section of DC- worth a visit- a nice break from the crowd in the Mall area. Only downside- some of the staff a bit smug, but not all.

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São Paulo
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

This may be, or not, the best museum in DC. But it a small, lovely one. It is a pity that Alexander Calder's bird is no more in exhibition.

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Sale, UK
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24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

We loved the permanent location which is housed in a building full of character, however the snooty staff seemed to look down their noses at my family and I as we looked around, no cheery welcome that we had found at the other places of interest, hotels and restaurants in DC. Disappointing, as a travel professional in the UK I... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

If you happen to be in the Dupont Circle area and want a snack-sized modern art museum away from the hustle and bustle, this is the place.

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Baltimore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The collection of the museum is amazing but I found the space it was in kind of small and oppressive. Maybe that's just me.

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Houson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The Phillips Collection is an amazing collection of American works. Examples from some of my favorite artists are on exhibit. Tasteful and quiet rooms give a person the space to contemplate, admire and enjoy the work. I am so glad this is open to the public.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Phillips opened the first modern art museum supporting artists who noone else would so he put together the most amazing collection in the country. The house in which he lived with his family next door was filled with Grecos, Picassos and Impressionist works. Its such a joy to walk around both parts of the Collection.

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Ontario, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

There was some amazing artwork in this modest sized mansion turned museum away from the Mall crowd. I had only 30 minutes but saw some Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso, Mondrian paintings & drawings. This is worth a visit if you are in the Dupont Circle area. I would return and allow about 60-90 minutes to see all the beautiful works... More

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Ramnicu Valcea, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The collection is nice enough and well laid out with taste and skill. The facility is a gem in itself. The visit was spoiled though by the disappearance of my valuable Fendi sunglasses from my backpack at (mandatory) the coat check ... so: visit and enjoy, but do not leave anything you value with the coat check facility.

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