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The Phillips Collection

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Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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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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An intimate museum

The changing exhibitions, in the museum wing, are always enjoyable. However, make sure to allow yourself enough time to see the collection which is in the house. There are so many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The changing exhibitions, in the museum wing, are always enjoyable. However, make sure to allow yourself enough time to see the collection which is in the house. There are so many impressionist treasures there. This museum is close to the Dupont Circle Metro station.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This museum is a must-visit for your DC biker list. Not only are the permanent and rotating exhibits worth it (the Rothko room alone keeps me coming back) but the house and annex that essentially make up the museum have a victory of their own. Very charming and a great first or day-date venue for locals.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This collection is sometimes overlook by art lovers who visit DC, because it's relatively small and run privately (which means that admission is not free). Nonetheless, no art lovers should miss it. It does contain one of the most famous paintings in the world (Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party) and a large number of masterpieces by a wide variety... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Very accessible. Beautiful collection. Nice little cafe where the coffee comes with fresh animal crackers.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I loved it. What a collection. One of my favorite paintings was in the collection and I didn't even know it. Luncheon of the Boating Party by Renoir. It was just beautiful. The building is just fantastic and there is a nice little cafe. A great stop. This is a private museum so it is not free. The cost is... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Man Ray - Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare was an awesome exhibit that appealed to both sides of my brain. Also enjoyed viewing the variety available in the permanent collection, including the Wax Room and Renoir. I finally understand Rothko by it was it was presented. A special treat is being in the original Phillips home itself,... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

A jewel of a collection with, amongst others, some extraordinary Jacob Lawrence paintings - not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

One of the world's best private art collections covering a wide array of modern art. A collector, and later curators, with broad interests and superb taste.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

One of the few art museums that charges a few within the District, but well worth it. A private collection that is one of the best in the world.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We were not allowed to go in because they were too full apparently. And this is a pay for view place. The travel guide we had stated it was free but the staff at the desk told us we could purchase a membership for a modest $60 and we could bring one guest with us --WHAT? a deal!!! Of course... More 

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