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“Beautiful Gallery”

The Phillips Collection
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Walking Tour On Embassy Row in Washington DC
Ranked #26 of 428 things to do in Washington DC
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Owner description: "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.
State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful Gallery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

This is an old house that was expanded into a gallery of modern art. It houses one of the world's most popular paintings, Luncheon of the Boating Party by Auguste Renoir. It's spectacular. The gallery itself is made up of relatively small rooms, especially the older part which was the residence of the Phillips family. I'm not a scholar of art, but it was fascinating to explore the rooms, view the paintings and even see the beautifully-tiled fireplaces in the older rooms. The Gallery is a VERY easy, attractive, short walk from the Dupont Circle Metro station on the Red Line. There's a nice little cafe onsite and a good gift shop.

Visited May 2014
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“Unpleasant experience!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

The collection itself was well worth a visit but the staff were aggressive and rude and made it a very unpleasant experience! There were so many of them and they were peering at you from every angle. If they feel so frightened about their exhibits then I suggest they put everything behind glass. All in all sadly a horrible experience.

Visited May 2014
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Oaxaca, Mexico
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“Pleasant, small”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

A very pleasant and quaint museum in Dupont Circle. This is a unique "private" collection. First Thursday events are especially enjoyable (first Thursday of the month).

Little cafe inside with pretty good offerings.

Visited May 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Nice Collection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

The Phillips Collection offers a good mix of American and European art, carrying especially, some very special Impressionist works. There's a cute little cafe on site, too, which is worth a visit after you've worked yourself through the galleries. It's a nice place to view some art, when you want to escape the crows around the larger museums.

Visited April 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

There are several museums in DC, most part are not very interesting. This one is a good one.
The house architecture and gardens are very nice.
I collection is worth a visit.
The downside is the staff, rude and unhelpful.

Visited May 2014
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