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“a special Treasure”

The Phillips Collection
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Walking Tour On Embassy Row in Washington DC
Ranked #29 of 442 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.
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“a special Treasure”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Well worth the visit and we enjoyed the Made in the USA exhibit. The 4 Rothko's in a room of their own and the meditative chamber of 400 lbs of Beeswax were both wonderful. Then there was Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party!! Bliss!

Visited June 2014
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“An overall treat”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Wonderful collection, well curated and presented. Intended to spend 2 hours and ended up staying for four. The Children's Art exhibit is worth the trip as well.
If you think you might come back more than once you should consider a membership. It's worth the price and tax deductible.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely privately owned art collection, off the beaten track”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

If you've tired of the crowds at the Smithsonian the Phillips Collection is just a short Metro ride away but feels like another, more sedate world.

Early 20th Century and American works acquired by the family in the 1920s, with lots of familiar artists but much new food for thought. Well worth the short trip!

Visited June 2014
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Clinton, Tennessee
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“Nice mix of European and American Art”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Very nicely presented artwork from Europe and the Americas. Beautiful old home houses part of the collection. Lovely antique fireplaces are beautiful. There is a room designed for and devoted to Rothko works that is brilliant.

Visited July 2014
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“Amazing small collection”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

This museum is on lists of hidden gems in Washington DC. We discovered the museum during a trip to DC. A few years later we moved here and one of the first things we did was became members, Most of the art ranges from 1860 to 1950. Many of the great artists of this period are here. This museum is the home to Renior's Boating Party. It has Van Gogh, Monet, Cezanne, Bonnard, Kandinski, Picasso, Degas, O'Keefe, and Rothko to name just a few. They also have special exhibits. We really enjoyed a surrealist exhibit with Dali, a recent Van Gogh exhibit, and a Calder exhibit with great mobiles. The museum is located in the Dupont Circle area, so combining local restaurants and shops with the museum visit makes for a great day out.

Visited July 2014
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