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The Phillips Collection is an art museum founded by Duncan Phillips and Marjorie Acker Phillips in 1921 as the Phillips Memorial Gallery located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Phillips was the grandson of James H. Laughlin, a banker and co-founder of the Jones and Laughlin Steel Company.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 8:30 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||12:00 – 6:30 PM|
One of my favorite museums in the Washington DC area. The cafe serves excellent coffee and food. The museum itself is worth the ~$10 entry fee. Renoir's 'Luncheon of the Boating Party' is obviously the highlight but there are other interesting works as well. A highly recommended place for sure. The location is very close to Dupont Circle. The museum is very easy to navigate, it has a nice gift shop and cafe for snacking. The staff were friendly and helpful.
Didn't get to see as much as we would like of what looks to be a great museum. Reason was the time spent in the exhibit on Renoir's Luncheon of The Boating Party. The other paintings collected for the exhibit and their tie in and all the explanations were fascinating. Very well done.
The Phillips Collection is one of about a dozen museums in Washington, DC that requires a paid ticket. At $12 for an adult ticket, it's worth your money. The Phillips Collection is the first modern art museum in the USA and that a lot is worth $12. It's located in the heart of Embassy Row in Dupont Circle so if you Metro to the museum, you'll enjoy a short walk surrounded by mansions, embassies, and historic row houses. Once you get to one of the greatest buildings of them all, you've arrived at The Phillips Collection. Once you get your ticket, you'll walk into a room that introduced the history of the museum. Just past the museum store, you'll go up a beautiful winding staircase (there are elevators too) to the second and third floors filled with Renoir, Rothko, and reading nooks.
Wonderful collection of Impressionism and 20th-century art. Particularly strong right now on the works of Paul Klee and his successors. There is a small room dedicated to four paintings by Marc Rothko . Well worth the visit by itself.
A favorite haunt, this is the nations first modern art museum. Today I slipped in for the 30 minutes before close. I sat before four Rothko beauties, lingered on an Ansel Adams winter photo, peered from various corners on a landscape viewed from the painters window, and was startled to find a series on the great migration north. And there is so much more, thoughtfully hung. The cafe was hosting a private party and the gift shop had some lovely things, including some Kandinsky esque carpets and woven pillows.
This museum was a nice surprise. The collection was much more than just contemporary. It has a variety of well known artists from the Old Masters to Rothko.
Rated at 4 only because part of the collection is closed at the moment. Amazing, and free entry! Well worth a visit to see famous pieces of art
Someone greeted us at the door, helpful without being pushy. And the permanent collection has some very nice selections. Unfortunately, the other building is closed for renovations, so no special exhibits right now.
Nice collection. Now that they are remodeling a part of the building, the entrance is cheaper and some days/hours are free. Download the app to have access to the audio guide. I think 2-3 hours is time enough to enjoy the gallery.
Awesome little museum! Great modern paintings, cool buildings. I'll definitely go back again and again.
Smaller than the big museums on the mall, but an excellently curated collection from the first modern art museum. Wonderful museum store with a great book selection. Loved the special exhibit of Aboriginal women artists. Cafe and restroom available inside museum. No food or drink allowed in the museum. Stay 2 feet from the art or get fussed at by one of the numerous docents.
We accidentally happened upon this museum. We are so glad we did! There are some fabulous paintings in their standard home collection...Renoir, Monet, Manet, Rothko. Amazing! The aboriginal women artist collection that is here for a visit is well worth the fee. During the week, the standard parts of the museum are free, but you have to pay to see the aboriginal collection. This museum is a hidden gem!
Very impressive collection tucked away from the crowd. Recommend about an hour to see the museum, excluding any special exhibits. The Woodrow Wilson House is just up the block and also worth a visit if you're in the area.
I love this museum! There is always something fun and different happening here. I think it is one of the best museums in DC if you enjoy European art.