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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 30 April 2016 via mobile

Nice sampling of modern artists. Great for a quick visit as it's quite small. Enjoyed the ambiance and lack of crowds that you may find at other museums around town

Thank Ally K
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is one of the most interesting museums in Washington. However, due to its location( outside the Smithsonian Mall) it is often missed by the visitors. Phillips has a large collection classics, Impressionists and modern art. It also has interesting programs on Thursdays( when it...More

Thank Sergei Z
Reviewed 24 April 2016

The Phillips Collection was the country's first museum of modern art founded in1921 and has an outstanding permanent collection that includes Cezanne, Manet, Monet, O'Keeffe, Picasso and Renoir. Admission to the permanent collection is free on weekdays, with weekend and special exhibits admission $12.00, seniors/students...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We walked up to this museum late, arriving about 30 minutes before closing time. Turns out, admission is free 30 minutes before closing. You can see a lot in 30 minutes. The Paul Allen collection is on display now. You will discover, in both the...More

Thank Stan M
Reviewed 23 April 2016

This out of the way museum is a quiet respite from the encyclopedic museums down on the Mall. In addition to their own collection (the marvelous Migration Series by Jacob Lawrence, Renoir's Lunch of the Boating Party, the Rothko Room, etc.,) we were lucky to...More

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 22 April 2016

I stumbled on this treasure by lucky accident. I had never heard of it. Now it is one of my favourites in the whole world. That says a lot, as I have lived for years in places like Paris and Madrid.

Thank Lamppu
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

The collection is amazing and displayed in a beautiful setting. We were able to see a special exhibit on landscapes which was truly amazing with art by Monet, Jan Brueghel, Manet, Thomas Moran, and Thomas Hart Benton. Fabulous and well worth seeing.

Thank Molly L
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

A short walk from DuPont Circle on Embassy Row finds this art gallery. It is free (donation suggested) for the main collection and a charge for any exhibition Our visit coincided with the Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks. Consisting of 39 paintings it was a revelation....More

Thank SueKot
Reviewed 21 April 2016

I know what I like and I liked the Boating Party by Renoir. I also appreciated Lake Light by April Gornic. The installation room with walls and ceiling coated with 400 pounds of beeswax was sniffily reminiscent of beeswax candles.

Thank Donna A
Reviewed 20 April 2016

A real gem of a collection but the most stunning item was the Renoir. Yes I'm sure it's what most people go to see because the picture is so striking in real life. Simply stunning.

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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!