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The Phillips Collection

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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 collection of great modern art

This is the oldest modern art museum in the U.S., founded privately by Duncan Phillips in his family home. While there have been additions, it still has an intimate charm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My wife wanted to visit this museum to see "The Boating Party" by Renoir, and it was a magnificent painting. The Phillips' old mansion also was quite impressive. Aside from "The Boating Party" and a few other paintings in the collection, however, I did not enjoy seeing all the "modern" art. If someone appreciates "modern" art, then this would be... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is the oldest modern art museum in the U.S., founded privately by Duncan Phillips in his family home. While there have been additions, it still has an intimate charm. Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party is a big draw, but don't miss the dreamy Bonnards, some choice Cezanne still lifes, portraits and landscapes and an exquisite selection of Klees.... More 

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Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Off the museum track but very well worth a visit. The normal collection is free, there's a charge for special exhibitions. One or more Picasso. Excellent cafe too. Our third visit

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Severna Park, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Worth the trouble of going off the tourist track. A wonderful experience. Very special. I have gone more than once

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Check before you go! The Phillips is in the propcess of giving its collection to Smithsonium an d perhaps other fine museums. Beautiful building though. Historic location and neighborhood

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

There's a Tintoretto and then modern art all set in a small building that lends itself to wandering. Gardens are nice too. Convenient to the DuPont metro stop but plenty of cabs.

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This beautiful large stone house is fit for the collection within. The art traverses the classical, impressionist, post-impressionist to the modern art spectrum. There is art work hanging in the hallways, on staircases along intimate galleries for the eye to rest upon. This is a wonderful collection. It is easy to visit The Phillips and make ones way on up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

You'll love this small topnotch museum, particularly after wandering around the mall with the great American mob.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

WOW...just WOW...NOT . TO . BE . MISSED . If you love art...this place is magic...I have lived all over Europe and been in loads of museums that just dont stack up to this one...it reminds me of something like the Musee d'Orsay ( as in content/ not too much/ not too little / just enough ) the layout is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I use the term "hidden" a bit loosely, it seems that a lot of people have heard of the Phillips Collection, but not many have actually paid it a visit. The Phillips Collection is the first museum in the United States to focus on modern art, and they have a great collection to show for it. Admission is free, though... More 

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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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