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The Phillips Collection, Washington DC
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See more than 3,000 pieces of  artwork at The Phillips Collection, from French Impressionism to American Modernism. The collection features masterpieces of van Gogh, Picasso, Renoir, Monet, and El Greco, among others. Explore the gallery with the Migration Series--60 paintings of Jacob Lawrence, representing movement of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North amidst the world wars. Enter the Wax Room, a small cubical chamber coated entirely with scented beeswax, illuminated by one single light bulb. Ask the staff about audio tours and phone application guides. By using our Washington DC vacation trip planner, you can arrange your visit to The Phillips Collection and other attractions in Washington DC.
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TripAdvisor
  • it's a Mansion that was turned into a gallery that provides an intimate setting for renowned modern art by masters including Renoir and contemporary stars. 
  • How do I put into words how much i treasure The Phillips Collection? I have been going to this museum for 30 years since my college days in DC when I would ride the bus from Georgetown to DuPont Circl...  more »
  • The Smithsonian Museums, of which there are many, are awesome. But, Washington DC has many private museums that are equally good. The Phillips Collection is one of them. Don't miss it if you have time...  more »
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  • While the museum itself may seem overshadowed being in the same city as such giants as the Smithsonians and the National Gallery of Art, The Phillips Collection holds its own. The museums history, as well as the ideas and messages from its founder Duncan Phillips, gives all visitors an intimate view of the artwork. Also with Pierre-Auguste Renoir's famous "Luncheon of the Boating Party" residing permanently there, The Phillips Collection is a necessary stop for anyone visiting or living in D.C.
  • Best art museum experience in D.C. The size, location in a neighborhood and top tier collection make it must visit destination. Cafe provides a quick respite to extend your visit.
  • A surprising find just north of DuPont Circle. The special exhibition drew me inside but the regular collection was diverse and very enjoyable. Surprised to find well-knokwn Renoir, Van Gogh and others. Cafe is popular and gets busy at lunchtime.
  • For the price of entry...not uptake par. Museums on the Mall are outstanding and free
  • I love the artwork in this museum. It would be a five star rating if I didn't have to have someone staring directly at me constantly in every room. I have been to nearly every museum in DC and never feel as uncomfortable as I do here.