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The Phillips Collection

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Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
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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 think that I stop at this museum on every trip to DC. There is always something new and interesting on exhibition. I am never disappointed. The permanent collection is also... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I think that I stop at this museum on every trip to DC. There is always something new and interesting on exhibition. I am never disappointed. The permanent collection is also impressive. When you visit, don't forget to stop at the Tryst cafe. The coffee is very good.

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Αθήνα, Ελλάδα
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A small museum that you must see. Nice exhibition, beautiful space and beautiful staircases. Would love to show you some photos.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks 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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fort lee , new jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 18 January 2017

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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