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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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  • I guess I must be a philistine. Can't say that there's much that captures me about that which is displayed here. Must admit that there was one artist that had made 1:1 scale items, e.g. an automobile,...  more »
  • Even when there are no special exhibits going on, the Phillips collection is always worth a visit as it hosts wonderful paintings by Renoir and Van Gogh, to name a few. The museum boasts rooms that ar...  more »
  • 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...  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.