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“An Unexpected Delightfull Surprise”

The Phillips Collection
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Owner description: "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.
Reviewed February 3, 2014

The Van Gough exhibit was wonderfully put together. It was extremely enjoyable and very educational. Learning more about Renoir increased my appreciation for the artist. The pleasant surprise was my accidental encounter with Renoir's "Le déjeuner des canotiers" It was absolutely breathtaking. I also enjoyed having the docent explain the painting; it made it much more personable which deepened my appreciation of the artist.

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Reviewed February 3, 2014

If you love Rothko, you'll love the room designated to his work. I like this gallery very much. Each level had something more to offer the viewer.

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

We recently visited the Phillips, mainly for the Van Gogh exhibit. Since the VG exhibit is now over. I'll review the Phillips in general, having visited more than once. The Collection is located near Dupont Circle in NW Washington. This is well away from the Mall attractions, situated in a regular, upscale neighborhood. Parking is tough here - if you find a metered spot, have quarters or use a credit card. Cost is $2/hr. Alternative parking is available in a lot at 2105 M Street. Be aware that DC is very strict with parking, and I once got a $100 ticket! Read the signs and be aware of your time on the meter. The Phillips is located in a 3 story building, with basement. The main attrraction is often on the top floor. On the ground floor is the main desk - for the Van Gogh exhibit, cost was $10. There is also a coat room and museum store. We walked the stairs to the 3rd floor, and made our way down. Elevators are available. The Phillips has a very nice collection of mainly American and European art, with quite a bit from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. They have many fine paintings, including a few the National Gallery is envious of! Depending upon your interest in art, I'd say you need one to three hours to see the entire exhibit. The staff is very pleasant, although there are a few docents who think they know more than they do. There is also a cafe on the ground floor. We didn't have lunch there, but I did read the menu and it looked good! If you are an art lover, you should consider a visit to the Phillips!

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Reviewed January 30, 2014

It is nicely situated in Washington, DC. One needs about 2 hours to see the collection which is quite impressive. One can spend time to actually see the collection which is usual not the case when visiting a large museum. The gift shop is also with visiting.

Thank Farhad A
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

My family and I (wife and 14 year old son) really enjoyed our visit to the Phillip's Collection on their Thursday evening program. A nice collection with a few unintentionally hilarious millennial docent's who were really impressed with themselves. The evening was fun but REALLY crowded. Sipping a glass of wine while viewing art was a fantastic bonus. I would definitely recommend visiting the Phillip's Collection.

Thank StudioCityMark
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