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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Once again, a stunning exhibit from the Phillips. I was skeptical of an exhibit based on a single painting, but the museum did an excellent job of tracing the motifs and models of the work, in Renoir himself as well as other similar artists.

Thank Micaela M
Reviewed 1 week ago

That's the most important iconic painting in this small gem of a museum. The Phillips has a special exhibition right now celebrating Renoir's painting, titled "Renoir and Friends", recounting how Renoir's career was highly influenced by his friends, patrons, and collectors, and how he included...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Intimate, lovely and so well done. This is worth the cost of admission. In a very nice part of DC, I would say it's off the beaten track. Not a great experience if you have children, but you're on a date? Or with a friend...More

Thank Jcp650
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since I live in the Washington, DC area, I visit this museum regularly. It has an intimate feel and now has a new modern wing that is attached to the red brick Victorian Home that housed the original collection. The Art is world class! The...More

Thank Vita S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Phillips Collection bills itself as the first museum of modern art, and perhaps for Washington it is if you count the Impressionists as modern. We went to a special exhibition centered around one of the museum's premier holdings, Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party....More

Thank James M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The collection is free of charge except for special exhibits like the current "Renoir and Friends. A wonderful background of his masterwork "Luncheon of the Boating Party" which is owned by the Phillips. It was a real treat to see "Country Dance" again on loan...More

Thank Qtfish
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a special 40 painting Renoir exhibit right now thru January featuring one of his most famous paintings. Enough said. It's always a great place to visit so even if you miss Renoir you'll enjoy your visit. This is my only must see non...More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We visit the Phillips more often than any other museum or gallery in Washington, DC. It has a wonderful collection of modern art and its sources (see The Repentant St. Peter, by El Greco from the beginning of the 17th Century.) The Phillips has a...More

Thank FJGonzalezG
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This exhibit highlights the Philllips, Jewel in the Crown”; Renoir’s , Luncheon of the Boating Party. In July of 1923,Duncan Phillips acquired this masterpiece for 125,000.00. When one visits it, truly mesmerizes. Included in this exhibit are letters regarding the acquisition,other paintings and sketches by...More

Thank PattyinIreland
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

The luncheon of the boating party, a Renoir masterpiece, has been a jewel in the crown of the collection since it was purchased by Duncan Phillips in the 1920's. This exhibit explores the people - his friends- who were part of the picture in other...More

Thank Nina S
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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
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Response from Patti C | Reviewed this property |
Worth very cent! I've been twice! Enjoy!