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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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I've been to DC many times over the past 30 years but haven't explored many of the "minor" museums. Recently I was staying at a hotel near Dupont Circle and the Phillips... read more

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to DC many times over the past 30 years but haven't explored many of the "minor" museums. Recently I was staying at a hotel near Dupont Circle and the Phillips Collection was literally across the street so my wife and I checked it out. It was definitely worth the $12 admission. One thing I liked about this museum... More 

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McMinnville, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For over 25 years, we've been coming here every time we visit D.C. I think of Renoir's "Luncheon on the Boating Party" as an old friend. This is a small museum of modern art. The current show, Gauguin to Picasso, is wonderful. It's also in an interesting residential neighborhood a short walk from the Metro.

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Toronto Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Gaugin to Picasso exhibit is an collection is very special. Three of Marc Chagall's rabbi portraits are presented side by side to great effect. There are a number of Van Gogh's not to be missed. Of course Gaughin's Tahitian masterpiece When Will You Marry was given pride of place. Use the Metro Red Line Dupont Circle (but use the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

New York has Whitney and MOMA. DC has Hirschhorn and the Phillips. Don't miss the Phillips when in DC. Easy metro access. I enjoy it so much that I go two or three times a year. Not as big as MOMA, but very thoughtfully curated.

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first museum specializing in modern art (Impressionism) in the U.S. What an eye Mr. Phillips had when he purchased these well known works from the artists or from galleries and other collectors (many in the 1930's). This is a must see collection when you're in DC. It's mind-boggling. Their website gives specifics, but if you have any... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After many years of travelling to DC for long weekends, we finally made it to The Philips Collection ... And we were whelmed. Not overwhelmed, not exactly underwhelmed .... So let's just say "whelmed". It's a nice enough museum, I guess. There are some fairly nice secondary pieces by major artists. The environment is pretty cool. The standout piece, of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the years, the Phillips has been expanded so that more art can be displayed. There are usually special exhibits in addition to the regular collection. We spent nearly three hours there and didn't see everything. On Sundays, there are concerts held.

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Warrenton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband LOVED it. He was glad he arrived early, before the it became crowded and he could spend as much time viewing the paintings as he wanted - with no pressure to move on.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Phillips Collection was on my list for a return visit, which I gleefully filled this afternoon! The temporary "Gaugin to Picasso" exhibit is minus any show-stopper piece, but taken as a collection is very special. Three of Marc Chagall's rabbi portraits are stunningly presented side by side, and several of Picasso's reclining figures are scattered throughout, as are a... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those traveling to Washington DC, of course you want to take advnantage of the "free" entry into the various Smithsonian art galleries (National, East Wing, Portrait, etc.). But leave the comfort zone of the Mall area, take the Metro RedLine up to Dupont Circle, and walk through the local neighborhood (great houses/architecture) and pluck down some bucks to visit... More 

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