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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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+1 202-387-2151
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Even though the permanent collection was closed due to renovations, the Phillips is very worthwhile spending some time. The collection is eclectic but very interesting including classics such as Van Gogh, Cezanne and Renoir but also some amazing abstract and modern pieces. The gallery is...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a great neighbourhood in a fantastic old building, the Phillips collection has procured a very extensive art collection. I was in absolute awe to see Van Gogh's last painting and Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party

Thank cvhagar316
Reviewed 1 week ago

They won't tell you, but of their "current exhibits" 5 out of 8 pages listing paintings on exhibit are unavailable for viewing due to the work being done on the Phillips House. Certainly, what is available is interesting, but not necessarily interesting enough to take...More

1  Thank BeowulfCA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the largest Museum by any means but certainly one of the most interesting, the Philip's never fails to routinely deliver interesting, exciting, well curated exhibitions. Located near Dupont Circle the Museum is well situated for viewing a single exhibition, or the entire museum in...More

Thank Copperman1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited during the fabulous Lautrec exhibit! A little crowded, but full of wonderful treasures and a great little coffee shop!

Thank Franytish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum is being renovated so many sections are closed. Still - an amazing collection and always changing.

Thank LunaH_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were allowed there for free being told that they were between major exhibits. We found there an exhibit of amazing George Condo. Lots of fun and interesting observations. We loved it.

Thank Milana K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't know about this small and superb modern art collection in a former mansion house, now featuring German artist Markus Lupertz. So interesting, and the great thing about this museum is its dynamism...changing even its permanent exhibitions as curators rotate and input their own perspective....More

Thank PlatinumHoney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful collection housed in the founder's home and adjacent wings. Good cafe and gift shop. Lovely neighborhood. Do not miss

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Be aware the permanent collection is closed and not available to enjoy. The exhibitions are only open. Wish I had known this prior to paying $12. Front desk should advise you. Basically a 30 - 45 minute visit for $12!

1  Thank Olivia2840
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Is admission "by donation" tues-Fri essentially free or your choice of contribution?
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
What is the price of admission to the Phillips Collection Museum?
12 March 2016|
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Response from Patti C | Reviewed this property |
Worth very cent! I've been twice! Enjoy!