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. Put The Phillips Collection and other Washington DC attractions into our Washington DC holiday planning app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The Phillips collection is a must see for anyone interested in painting! You will not be disappointed.  more »
  • 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" Membe...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Didn't get to see as much as we would like of what looks to be a great museum. Reason was the time spent in the exhibit on Renoir's Luncheon of The Boating Party. The other paintings collected for the exhibit and their tie in and all the explanations were fascinating. Very well done.
  • The Phillips Collection is one of about a dozen museums in Washington, DC that requires a paid ticket. At $12 for an adult ticket, it's worth your money. The Phillips Collection is the first modern art museum in the USA and that a lot is worth $12. It's located in the heart of Embassy Row in Dupont Circle so if you Metro to the museum, you'll enjoy a short walk surrounded by mansions, embassies, and historic row houses. Once you get to one of the greatest buildings of them all, you've arrived at The Phillips Collection. Once you get your ticket, you'll walk into a room that introduced the history of the museum. Just past the museum store, you'll go up a beautiful winding staircase (there are elevators too) to the second and third floors filled with Renoir, Rothko, and reading nooks.
  • Wonderful collection of Impressionism and 20th-century art. Particularly strong right now on the works of Paul Klee and his successors. There is a small room dedicated to four paintings by Marc Rothko . Well worth the visit by itself.
  • A favorite haunt, this is the nations first modern art museum. Today I slipped in for the 30 minutes before close. I sat before four Rothko beauties, lingered on an Ansel Adams winter photo, peered from various corners on a landscape viewed from the painters window, and was startled to find a series on the great migration north. And there is so much more, thoughtfully hung. The cafe was hosting a private party and the gift shop had some lovely things, including some Kandinsky esque carpets and woven pillows.
  • Can't wait for the upgrades to the old house are complete. The new building had wonderful exhibits, and events for members. This art collection in the heart of Dupont Circle is a treasure.
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