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The Phillips Collection

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"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.
1600 21st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1003
Dupont Circle
+1 202-387-2151
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The gallery was once a home and you wander from room to room. The exhibits are varied and worth a visit. Took us about an hour to get round. Nice friendly staff in the cafe.

Thank Thimblequeen
Reviewed 5 days ago

A nice museum, with a few pieces worthwhile the visit, such as the Rothko room. A bit expensive, in view of its small size.

Thank pmartinslux
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying in Dupont Circle we looked for some local attractions. I noticed the Phillips Gallery with an add displaying the famous painting by Renoir titled " Luncheon at Boat Party". At first I thought it was a photo of a past exhibit. No they actually...More

Thank DCT814
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free admission and easy design for a quick and efficient visit. Renoir is the highlight, but many contemporary gems are inside!

Thank Randell G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quick walk from the DuPont station, the Phillips offers an interesting, if small, collection of modern art. Many artists are represented, including Bonnard, Whistler, and Cezanne.The highlight was the "Boating Party." It does not take much time to go through the collection, perhaps an...More

Thank Maureen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This quiet beautiful gallery contains many French and American Grand Masters the highlight being Renoir's "The Luncheon of the Boating Party." Also outstanding paintings by Picasso, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Matisse, Monet, Manet, Rothko and O'Keeffe. Well worth a visit.

Thank ReviewerToronto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was part of the Philips mansion that was turned into a museum many years ago. They then added onto the property by buying the next door property. It’s very nice and they have some nice artwork but it’s not like a National Gallery...More

Thank ephyfe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an hour viewing the various pieces of Modern art in the collection. It is free of you do not go to the special exhibit. My favorite artwork was Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party.

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I returned to this museum after many years since I was so impressed when I first visited. The breadth and quality of the art is quite impressive yet this gallery will not tire you out. Much of the work is located within the old Phillips...More

Thank Nels C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you would like to get off the mall, and see some really fantastic art in a smaller setting, this is for you. Lots of modern hidden gems here, in a very intimate setting.

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Gail M
May 14, 2018|
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Response from Gerhard1945 | Reviewed this property |
Well, gladly: the collection is closed on Monday, but be sure to see it either Sunday afternoon or Tuesday morning if you have the slightest chance. -- Honestly, I would have thought that anybody using Tripadvisor would... More
January 29, 2018|
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Response from Gerhard1945 | Reviewed this property |
To the best of my knowledge, there is no restoration work going on--unless it began after my visit on 19 November past. On that day, everything was on show, and to boot there was a special exhibit with foreign loans around... More
February 11, 2017|
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Response from saxahoya | Reviewed this property |
I was there a month ago.. It was NOT voluntary.. There was an admission fee