We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Phillips Collection

1600 21st St. N.W., Washington DC, DC 20006 (Dupont Circle)
202 387 2151
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #23 of 253 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book Now

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
Write a Review

526 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    366
    121
    27
    6
    6
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Columbia, Maryland
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Most of what I knew about Georges Seurat was confined to his masterpiece and the musical, so this new exhibition on the NeoImpressionists came as a revelation. These gorgeous works by Seurat and friends is well worth a visit. I was especially taken by the Urbanism room and a painter named Luce. This is a great way to while away... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlottesville, Virginia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Visiting the Phillips Collection feels a little like spending the day in the home of your pretend fabulously wealthy, smart and sophisticated relatives. The Duncan Phillips mansion has a music room, parlors and sitting rooms, creaky staircases, big sash windows and hallways with quaint turns and twists. A leafy patio for an afternoon tea or a delicious brunch, served by... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
45 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I checked this collection out online before and I was eager to see it. But to actually see it, to walk through the rooms and stand before those paintings - I was amazed, humbled and blown away that so much great art could be in one place. Spanning what looked like two beautiful attached homes (or one large home) in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a wonderful collection of paintings and the curators have made magnificent use of the old building to maximize the display. I enjoyed my two hours there although part of the gallery was closed for transition arrangements as they change the display.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Accrington, Lancashire
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
16 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

.....There are three rooms that I would plunder. Two are in Vienna (Brueghels and Klimts). The third is in the Phillips.where the dazzling main course of Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party is presented with the perfect accompanyments of Van Gogh, Matisse and Bonnard in a feast of light and colour. Rather like London's Courtauld Gallery, there's a little of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
50 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I've lived in DC for 20+ years and the Phillips continues to be my favorite non-Smithsonian museum. The museum is conveniently located a few blocks from the Dupont Circle metro stop and there is an admission charge, but the museum consistently features some of the best Contemporary Art exhibits in town and is well worth the price of admission. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Weston, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We enjoyed this lovely museum on a Saturday morning, no crowds just a lovely setting and a great collection of art. Highly recommend fro a quiet morning!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Stayed nearby in DuPont Circle and decided to check out this museum. This is a smaller museum, but I was pleasantly surprised by their impressionist collection. Really liked the house rooms with all of the fireplaces, and the music room. We went early on a weekday and practically had the place to ourselves!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stuart, Florida
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
62 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My favorite painting of all time is The Afternoon of the Boating Party; I was glad to have the opportunity to spend the afternoon with a friend, viewing the painting, touring the rest of the collection and enjoying lunch in their café. My only disappointment was the available sizes of reproductions in the gift shop. I purchased the largest one... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chase City, Virginia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a wonderful collection of American art, but the gem is the Renoir. I could have sat and looked at it for hours. Do not miss this gem when you are in DC. A bit off the beaten path but well worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to The Phillips Collection? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage The Phillips Collection?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing