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The Phillips Collection

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Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
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Address: 1600 21st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1003
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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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A beautiful afternoon

One of our favorite museums outside of the Smithsonian system is the Phillips Collection. It isn't huge, busy and distracting like the various "federal" museums. Sure, there's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

One of our favorite museums outside of the Smithsonian system is the Phillips Collection. It isn't huge, busy and distracting like the various "federal" museums. Sure, there's an entrance fee but it's nominal and far worthwhile. What visitors will find is a quiet and intimate venue for a relaxing afternoon.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would like to invite DC tourists to stop by The Phillips Collection in Dupont Circle. It is a beautiful museum and not only this, but it has a very nice Café with an outdoor patio during the Spring and Summer. They are always updated with different events and their art exhibits. I love this spot of DC. It is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ex E tech more. There are a few notable works Some are in elevated position making viewing unsatisfactory. We had spotted the whole day but easily finished in 2 hours including a very nice pastry I. The Cafe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Apologies in advance for this late review. The two current exhibits "Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series," and "Whitfield Lovell: The Kin Series" are magnificent. If in DC do drop by before January 8th. Fortunately, The Phillips Collection has a permanent selection from the Migration Series. Consistently the Phillips hosts exceptional modern art exhibits, including photography, in an intimate setting. Bookmark it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a little "out of the way" but can be reached via the metro. Parking can be difficult. Small but excellent collection with changing exhibits.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I fell in love with this museum as a college student. It was just the right size- not too big and I really liked that the art was in a private house the way that the family wished it to be seen. I fell in love with the Rothko's for their color and this museum got me on my start... More 

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Jackson, MS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a visit to the Phillips Collection on a rainy afternoon. We really enjoyed it, particularly the original house portion of the museum. Wonderful artworks by major artists and whimsical works like a beeswax room...totally fascinating. It is a real treasure in the capital...don't miss it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Half of the collection was kept in the Phillips home and was private a century ago. The other half is in the new wing, which is more of a contemporary museum. There are some fantastic pieces here, including Renoir's Boating Party. I would recommend for those who want a more intimate setting that's off the beaten path.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has one of the most enjoyable collections of art and compares favorably with much better known places. If I had to choose between the National Gallery and the Phillips Collection, it would be no contest. The Renoir painting "Luncheon of the Boating Party", several Van Goghs and Mark Rothkos are some of the highlights of the collection. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Phillips is one of our unvarying go-to places anytime we visit D.C. Like the Frick Collection in New York, it offers a stunning array of artistic treasures in a quiet, manageable setting — a family mansion converted into an art museum. Museums like this perform a valuable service to an urban community in allowing one to slip away from... More 

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