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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 1 week ago

Pound-for-pound (metaphorically :-)) this is one of America's great museums. Great permanent collection of modern and contemporary masters along with nice traveling exhibitions. I visit at least 5 times a year and always see new and exciting stuff.

Thank Tombstoner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unless you don't like modern art--that is, art mostly of the early 20th century--this is a jewel of a museum. It also includes some Impressionist art, and has exhibits with a vatiety of artists of different eras. One unusual feature is a small room devoted...More

Thank cmtp21754
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying just across the street and visited museum. Two floors are open to every one without fee. Excellent collection.

Thank Hariom A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even while under renovation and with much of the collection not available, what can be seen is wonderful. The Jacob Lawrence panels of his Migration Series are alone worth the visit, but of course there is Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party to marvel at.

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to WDC many many times but failed to get here. There is no charge if you just see the general collection but an additional $12 for the added exhibit. You can dial on your mobile phone on many pieces of art and...More

Thank TDHArizona
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though the permanent collection was closed due to renovations, the Phillips is very worthwhile spending some time. The collection is eclectic but very interesting including classics such as Van Gogh, Cezanne and Renoir but also some amazing abstract and modern pieces. The gallery is...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in a great neighbourhood in a fantastic old building, the Phillips collection has procured a very extensive art collection. I was in absolute awe to see Van Gogh's last painting and Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party

Thank cvhagar316
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

They won't tell you, but of their "current exhibits" 5 out of 8 pages listing paintings on exhibit are unavailable for viewing due to the work being done on the Phillips House. Certainly, what is available is interesting, but not necessarily interesting enough to take...More

2  Thank BeowulfCA
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Not the largest Museum by any means but certainly one of the most interesting, the Philip's never fails to routinely deliver interesting, exciting, well curated exhibitions. Located near Dupont Circle the Museum is well situated for viewing a single exhibition, or the entire museum in...More

Thank Copperman1
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Visited during the fabulous Lautrec exhibit! A little crowded, but full of wonderful treasures and a great little coffee shop!

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