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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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We really enjoyed the art collection at the Phillip's museum and home. A wonderful collection of modern and impressionist pictures. The Phillips home is beautiful in it's own... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the art collection at the Phillip's museum and home. A wonderful collection of modern and impressionist pictures. The Phillips home is beautiful in it's own right.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Great collection, lots of art gems, in a small museum with a nice cafe and gift shop to stop in after viewing the art work.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This collection reflects the great diversity of a well to do collector. At first it appears to be a collection of poor “Art”. After we read the caption, “The painter’s point of view is too little understood, and I aimed to make myself more and more receptive to it that I might be a true interpreter.” the paintings took on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The Phillips Collection is my new favorite museum! It’s like the collection is a favorites filter based on what I make a beeline for in every major museum I’ve ever visited. The museum offers room after room of French Impressionism through American contemporary modern art in a setting that combines modern and traditional architecture. I found lots of inspiration in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

A bit away from the usual circuit and rarely mentioned on sightseeing tours, this Museum of Modern Art should be on everyone's schedule. From Renoir to Picasso and more modern artist, there is a wide choice of pictures and sculptures and it was sad, that we only had a couple of hours to enjoy the museum- we should have come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

No crowds at the Phillips. I suppose it is not near the National Mall like all those other museums plus they requested a donation. But we found it most enjoyable. It was a bit tricky to find since it is located across a handful of former homes including, I gathered, the home of the Phillips family. As a result some... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Small but well curated collection of modern art. Featured is a Renoir painting whose title is something like the Boating Party but also works by Rothko (a whole room), Motherwell and Caro. Also a terrific exhibition of the Man Ray mathematical equation works and the Shakespeare works related to the mathematical works.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This museum is in an old house that once belonged to the owners of the collection. It is really an incredible collection. Beat the crowds at the National Gallery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Wonderful museum that only shows 10% of their art at any one time. Previous home of the Phillips family. Matisse, Rodin, Picasso…lots of the well known works from Europe. It has a great cafe…we had lunch and then went back for a coffee before leaving. It was raining but we could have walked from our hotel

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We stopped in on a Saturday afternoon for 90 minutes, mostly to view the Man Ray Mathematics and Shakespeare exhibit (very interesting), but after 40 minutes found ourselves exploring other rooms as well. The visit isn't complete without seeing Renoir's "The Luncheon of The Boating Party." Tip: If you enjoy Renoir, Degas, Picasso, and/or Van Gough, you'll enjoy this museum,... More 

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