My wife is an art educator and I am an art lover, and yesterday we spent the afternoon drinking from the wellsprings of joy - at the Phillips Collection. At first we felt frustrated walking down Massachusetts looking all around for the museum. There seems to be no easily visible sign on the Mass. Avenue side of the building. But once we arrived we stopped at the cafe "Tryst". The staff were extremely inviting and friendly and accommodating to our food needs (vegan and gluten free). The luncheon was delicious and delightful. Then out we went to enjoy a spotlight talk and tour the Made in America exhibit. It was hard to believe how many works we both found absolutely exciting! And this show introduces guests to 120 different artists and styles. The entire experience was one of delight, and continual surprises. From the colorful work created by school children in display at the lower floor, through room after room organized to treat us to wonderful American artists, to other rooms devoted to European artists… we were overjoyed. Of course I love Arthur Dove's work, and there were nearly two rooms full of his refreshing and delightful work. But go and explore the 120 different American artists! See and savor the joy and beauty for yourself!
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.