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The Phillips Collection

1600 21st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1003
+1 202-387-2151
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"Americas First Museum of American Art" boasts a collection of over 2,500 19th and 20th-century masters, both American and European, including Renoir, Picasso, Gauguin, Manet, OKeefe and more.
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1600 21st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1003
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Reviewed 26 January 2016

We wished we had known about the concert series before hitting up this unique collection. Otherwise, our eyes enjoyed several 'bucket list' pieces of art. The added bonus, the bees wax room.

Thank Kris K
Reviewed 22 January 2016

I went for an exhibition and stayed for he museum. It is wonderfully arranged. It has a good book/gift shop with may interesting items. The café is smallish and the seating was cramped but it was pleasant spot for refreshment.

Thank chrisV9772TA
Reviewed 21 January 2016

I had not visited the Phillips since it was significantly updated. I went to see a wonderful impressionist exhibit, but I also enjoyed art that I remembered being in their permanent collection.

Thank Marylandtraveller68
Reviewed 13 January 2016

If you have about 2-3 hours it is possible to see the entire collection. There is a lot of variety. The Rothko room is a lovely place to sit for a bit. The honey room is a scent sensation. There are a lot of modern...More

Thank pinkpepper9
Reviewed 12 January 2016

By chance, we had read about this Collection. A wonderful small museum that gives a wow factor. We walked through numerous neighborhoods to find this building. Added at the last minute and absolutely loved it!

Thank alolson2016
Reviewed 8 January 2016

There is much to see here - from the permanent collection to ongoing exhibitions. Easy to navigate - spotlight tours on individual paintings are not to be missed. Great neighborhood.

Thank mpd
Reviewed 7 January 2016

This museum has an extensive collection of modern art spanning the Impressionists to the modern day. And the collection keeps growing with thoughtful acquisitions. We went to see the special exhibit "Gauguin to Picasso" which presented a wide selection of the artists in that period...More

Thank LAPR1
Reviewed 4 January 2016

The permanent collection itself is quite nice, and the architecture is extraordinary. We thoroughly enjoyed the Gauguin to Picasso exhibit and all that it included: Jawlensky, Dieberkorn, Soutine, Chagall and many more. The Phillips is for a more sophisticated art history buff. Definitely has a...More

1  Thank SandBAtlanta
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I really enjoyed the Phillips Collection, mostly because we prefer impressionist art over anything else and there was a lot for us to see. Additionally, there was a Picasso exhibit from Switzerland. The only art museum we liked better than this was...More

Thank Alissa C
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

We visit a lot of art museums and rate this as one of the best. The placement of the art is exquisite and they rotate their collection frequently. The lighting is perfect and they discourage kids so the museum is quiet. The staff are young...More

1  Thank DAO6140
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Response from saxahoya | Reviewed this property |
I was there a month ago.. It was NOT voluntary.. There was an admission fee
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Response from Patti C | Reviewed this property |
Worth very cent! I've been twice! Enjoy!