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The Phillips Collection

1600 21st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1003
+1 202-387-2151
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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.
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1600 21st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1003
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+1 202-387-2151
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were not charged an entry fee because they were between special exhibits. We very much enjoyed this as they have some beautiful important impressionists. I found lovely books in the gift shop! Good stop on the way to or from the Zoo.

Thank Jo H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Phillips Collection is near Dupont Circle, not the Mall where you will find the National Gallery, etc. it's relatively small but has an excellent collection of modern art. The star attraction is the happy painting called The Boating Party (an outdoor luncheon scene) by...More

Thank JHT1622
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While The Phillips Collection advertises itself as a modern art museum, there is plenty of art for everyone! My SO and I truly enjoyed the exhibits and found it well worth the admission price.

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 11 September 2017

THis musuem has a wonderful, eclectic collection. THe gift shop is excellent and the interior architecture just stunning with art nouveau influences throughout.

Thank valtraveler10
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We love Impressionism so wanted to see Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party in particular (note that it will not be shown 9/28-10/6). That was fabulous and the audio tapes of that and a great exhibit of The Migration Series by Jacob Lawrence were great...More

Thank LindaC2O
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of this collection. MAny of the big names in modern art. I especially enjoyed seeing the Jacob Lawrence Migration series, but missed the Matisse cut outs as the exhibit was closed.

Thank Rowdymom
Reviewed 6 September 2017

it is not a large collection but they do have some real gems, well laid out and sympathetically lit, an absolute must!

Thank anorth52
Reviewed 2 September 2017

The Phillips Collection is a private gallery specializing in Impressionist and 20th century art. It calls itself "America's first museum of modern art". The original Philips House and the permanent collection are closed for renovations during 2017, but several major works were on display when...More

Thank beantony15
Reviewed 23 August 2017

what a fabulous collection you had Duncan! works by Rothko, Renoir, Van Gogh, Paul Klee, Matisse .. the list goes on and on. Not to be missed!

Thank WhatTheDeuceIsIt
Reviewed 18 August 2017

What an absolute gem this place is. We did not know of it before coming to Washington but thoroughly enjoyed the depth and variety of art. The collection is laid out very well across two inter-connected buildings and has a mixture of well known masterpieces...More

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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
11 March 2016|
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Response from Patti C | Reviewed this property |
Worth very cent! I've been twice! Enjoy!