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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even during construction well worth a visit - and free admission till renovations are complete, (although they do encourage some sort of donation). Collection is amazing and beautifully displayed. Secure coat check and excellent cafe and store. Free wifi. Check out the museum catalogues.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Phillips collection is a must see for anyone interested in painting! You will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are members of The Phillips Collection given its excellent collection of modern art, its curatorial exhibitions of paintings and photography, its music room and concerts, its "Contemporaries" Members Club and its overall excellence. It is one of the only private museums in DC, which...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old original building was closed for renovations, but they new wing was open. Because of this admission was free and I found the collection wonderful and more than enough for one afternoon. I saw works that I had no idea were in this collection,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of the world's most recognizable art resides here. The permanent collection is more than worth the visit, but keep an eye out for temporary exhibits as well.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Phillips Collection lives to its reputation of the home of a rich collection, including Picasso, van Gogh, Kandinsky, Monet, Juan Miro, Renoir. Located in a beautiful neighborhood, a walk is highly recommended.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has been one of my wife's favorite paintings for years, and it was finally on display over the Christmas holidays. In addition to the painting itself, one of the best features of the exhibit were the supplemental paintings and drawings of the subjects in...More

Thank rewdmd
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Luncheon of the Boating Party was the highlight of our visit here, but I was amazed at the variety of artists in this collection. It is a spectacular smaller museum.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

We recently attended the Renoir exhibit and it did not disappoint. Seeing the painting from so many different perspectives really made the time and process come to life. The museum itself is beautiful and full of history.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 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
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smotley
29 January 2018|
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Response from Gerhard1945 | Reviewed this property |
To the best of my knowledge, there is no restoration work going on--unless it began after my visit on 19 November past. On that day, everything was on show, and to boot there was a special exhibit with foreign loans around... More
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dmanty
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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12 March 2016|
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Response from Patti C | Reviewed this property |
Worth very cent! I've been twice! Enjoy!
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