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The Phillips Collection

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Address: 1600 21st St. N.W., Washington DC, DC 20006
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"Americas First Museum of American Art" boasts a collection of...

"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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I love a small museum, and the Phillips was fantastic-- you turn a corner and see something you've only seen in books. Renoir's Boating Party is probably the crown of their... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love a small museum, and the Phillips was fantastic-- you turn a corner and see something you've only seen in books. Renoir's Boating Party is probably the crown of their collection, but everywhere you look is something astonishing. There's something so unhurried about it all--maybe cause there's an admission (not too bad). In that environment, some of the small... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We love this museum, the collection is very impressive with wonderful paintings and the atmosphere is perfect, so quite that you can relly take to time and relax.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the Smithsonian Museums are the-thing-to-do-in-DC, the Phillips Collection is definitely a city gem. It isn't free but it's a boutique museum with a very nice permanenet collection as well as continuous exhibits that [peek the interest of many DC residents. The monthly "Thursday after 5" events are some of my favorite events in DC -jazz, drinks and art!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding! You will never see this accumulated works again under one roof. Great explanation of this man's creative genius. Do not overlook the Luncheon of the boating party painting by Renoir!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

College students of my generation often decorated their dorm room or their first apartment with Belle Epoche posters from French artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. Many times it was Ambassadeurs in orange, yellow and black. Something of an intellectual writ of passage. Well now you can see the originals thru the end of April at the Phillips Collection.admission $10 for the exhibit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy this museum so much and have talked about so often that we received a membership to help support the programs that the Collection presents. Not only is the collection wonderful but it is housed in a beautiful facility. Take time to enjoy both

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had never heard of it, but I had a good guide, a friend who has lived in Washington for a long time and knows all the best places. It is an amazing house, where the family had amassed a number of art pieces and the trust has added to it periodically. We had the head research librarian give us... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I guess I must be a philistine. Can't say that there's much that captures me about that which is displayed here. Must admit that there was one artist that had made 1:1 scale items, e.g. an automobile, piano, etc., look like they have rotted into decay after 100's of years. More interesting is contemplating the mindset, thought process and profound... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even when there are no special exhibits going on, the Phillips collection is always worth a visit as it hosts wonderful paintings by Renoir and Van Gogh, to name a few. The museum boasts rooms that are airy and well lit, a first rate collection, a welcoming coffee shop and a great museum shop. Definitely worth a stop!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

One of our favorite museums outside of the Smithsonian system is the Phillips Collection. It isn't huge, busy and distracting like the various "federal" museums. Sure, there's an entrance fee but it's nominal and far worthwhile. What visitors will find is a quiet and intimate venue for a relaxing afternoon.

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