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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 3 days ago

I have been to the Museum many times. This time I went for the Exhibition on Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating party. It met the usual high standards of the Museum. I lunch at the café. The service is a bit slow and the tables...More

Thank chrisV9772TA
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice small gallery with world class art works. Please note they are having you enter thru another building during renovation (could be better marked). A small café is available as well as a nice gift shoppe.

Thank joeisle17
Reviewed 1 week ago

Duncan phillips collected many of the best Impressionist and later artists. Displayed in accessable and easy to enjoy galleries. Current show of Renoir’s boating party shown with work from many others who painted same area is excellent. Very good small cafe as well. I stop...More

Thank Jrc4545
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to the Phillips because we had heard about the special Renoir exhibition, which did not disappoint. But every time we come to this museum, we think about how great it is to be able to spend time with a collection that isn't overwhelming....More

Thank Fran S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited here many times over the years and my enjoyment seems to increase the more times I visit. This last time I came to see the current exhibit of Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party which was very well displayed. But after that...More

Thank Tony1784
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived midday, the museum was not too crowded. Very impressive Renoir exhibit, other Masters represented. Some of the museum is closed for renovation but still worth a visit.

Thank charlielucky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bonnard happens to be one of my favorite artists. The Phillips Collection has quite a few pieces of his artwork. Despite most of the buildings are under construction, the displays that are available were excellent. Special show-Renoir

Thank Adoberanch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite collections. The museum is the perfect size for a leisurely stroll through the galleries.

Thank sueclevelandartist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate to hook up with a tour led by a volunteer who drew us into the mind of Auguste Renoir. So many beautiful works of art in each room of The Phillips Collection!

Thank Presentasagift
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had some "time to kill" on the day we were due to depart Washington D.C., and M (my "Better Half") came-up with the clever idea of visiting "The Phillips Collection Museum/Gallery" : it was just around the corner from our Hotel on DuPont Circle...More

Thank Gooner10_8
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11 February 2017|
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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
12 March 2016|
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Response from Patti C | Reviewed this property |
Worth very cent! I've been twice! Enjoy!