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The Phillips Collection

1600 21st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1003
+1 202-387-2151
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Walking Tour On Embassy Row in Washington DC
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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boating party” (186 reviews)
“dupont circle” (127 reviews)
“rothko room” (69 reviews)
LOCATION
1600 21st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1003
Dupont Circle
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+1 202-387-2151
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"rothko room"
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"modern art"
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"jacob lawrence"
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"music room"
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"el greco"
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"special exhibit"
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"impressionist paintings"
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"smaller museum"
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"lovely museum"
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"art lovers"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually prefer museums that specialize or have a heavy focus on art from the Old Masters through the Impressionism periods, so I didn't have high expectations for this collection when I went. Instead this turned out to be one of the highlights of my...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This gallery is worth a visit any time you can go! Fascinating contemporary exhibits, with a broad range of artists depending on when you are there.

Thank Beverly M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Phillips is a bit off the beaten path of visitors to DC, but is only about a 10-15 minute cab ride from the Mall, the White House area, etc. Not as large as the National Gallery, but a fine permanent collection, including many must-see...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The renovations at the gallery have cut down on the available exhibition space but there is still plenty of art to enjoy. Didn't remember paying the $12 entrance fee in the past - perhaps that is a new thing?

Thank Kiwi124
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a small gallery but with great pieces. Located in quiet street and with not so easy parking like most places in DC. Worth the visit if you like art!

Thank Lorrane C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived shortly after the museum opened. The regular collection is free on weekdays, and we opted to see the Klee exhibit for an nominal charge. We very much enjoyed both the special exhibit and the permanent collection. Though my mother moves slowly, we fully...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss this small gallery on Embassy row. They have "The Luncheon Party" by Renoir. They also had some Van Goghs. It took us about 2 hours to get through it. We did have to pay for the adults but not the children for admission....More

Thank tsm24
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went during the exhibit of the works of Paul Klee and other modern artists. This museum has three stories of all art classics from Monet to Picasso to Pollack.It has a very nice cafe and gift shop. In warmer weather, you can eat in the...More

Thank josephci
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First the logistics: The museum is a 5-7 minute walk from the Dupont Circle metro stop. Being close the Dupont Circle, it is within walking distance of restaurants. It is free on weekdays - except for some special exhibits that visit. They have a small...More

Thank Dawn M
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Wonderful collection near Dupont Circle. A selection of fantastic pieces in a medium size building. Spend 20 minutes or 3 hours, your choice!

Thank Muggen
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smotley
29 January 2018|
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Response from Gerhard1945 | Reviewed this property |
To the best of my knowledge, there is no restoration work going on--unless it began after my visit on 19 November past. On that day, everything was on show, and to boot there was a special exhibit with foreign loans around... More
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dmanty
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
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12 March 2016|
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Response from Patti C | Reviewed this property |
Worth very cent! I've been twice! Enjoy!
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