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 on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Washington DC holiday planning app.
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  • The Phillips Collection has a great collection and they consistently have excellent exhibitions on view. 
    The Phillips Collection has a great collection and they consistently have excellent exhibitions on view.  more »
  • This museum is one of the very best I've ever visited anywhere in the world. Even though I live distant to it, I was inspired to rejoin it, partly because I found such high quality, thoughtfully... 
    This museum is one of the very best I've ever visited anywhere in the world. Even though I live distant to it, I was inspired to rejoin it, partly because I found such high quality, thoughtfully...  more »
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  • Fantastic museum, worth the price of admission. Tucked into a cute street off DuPont Circle, with a permanent collection that is out of this world, as well as rotating installations and contemporary work. Great staff as well, and the gift shop is a delight.
  • As a Washingtons with access to so much art, history, and culture around for free it's way too easy to take it all for granted. Come to Phillips collection to break out of that! Note that if you see a special exhibition there is a fee. It's a perfect size for a museum you can see in its entirety, without getting overwhelmed. And yet leaves you instantly wanting to come back. Cute coffee shop with a lovely, large outdoor area too could be a nice place to catch up or an inspiring environment to get some work done.

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