The Phillips Collection, Washington DC

4.6
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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  • Just off Dupont Circle, this gallery has an excellent collection. Rothko is just one highlight. The gallery store is small and selects unique items that highlight their collection, such as pillows and...  more »
  • We went there for a specific exhibition. However the permanent Phillips Collection is outstanding by itself. The buildings where the collection is is as well very interesting. It has greatly expanded ...  more »
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  • The first modern art museum, it remains a gem! Skillfully housed in Duncan Phillips' historic home and newer additions, the space is the perfect home for the art work. The permanent collection is lovely, and their special exhibitions are always well curated and thought provoking. An added bonus, the permanent collection is free on weekdays. There's a wonderful family gallery, at a child's eye level, with intriguing questions, colorful cushions and an excellent nook with great art books to read during a break. To complete your experience, both the museum shop and Cafe are delightful. I never fail to find delightful, unexpected treasures in the shop - fabulous books for all ages, luxurious pens and pencils, jewelery, and much more. Tryst, the cafe, serves their coffee with animal crackers! Fantastic all around.
  • Intimate incredible collection of modern and contemporary art displayed in the gorgeous mansion of the collector. Cool events. Nice employees. Only a few blocks from Dupont metro (exit Q Street). Yes metro sucks but parking is difficult. Other than that it's a must see museum.

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