Encounter superb works of modern art in an intimate setting at The Phillips Collection, opened to the public in 1921 in Washington’s vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood. Paintings by Renoir and Rothko, Bonnard and O'Keeffe, van Gogh and Diebenkorn are among the many stunning impressionist and modern works that fill the museum. Its distinctive building combines extensive new galleries with the former home of its founder, Duncan Phillips. The collection continues to develop with selective new acquisitions, many by contemporary artists.
Special exhibitions and frequent changes in the arrangement of the permanent collection mean that there's something fresh on every visit to the Phillips. The University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at The Phillips Collection offers stimulating Conversations with Artists, symposia, lectures, and more, while Sunday Concerts, Phillips after 5 programs, and other events provide additional food for thought. The museum also produces a vigorous, award-winning program of educational outreach that serves thousands of students and teachers.
The Phillips Collection is a private institution that relies on the support of admission and program fees, endowment income, and generous assistance from individual donors, corporations, foundations, and others.
The Phillips Collection is an "intimate museum combined with an experiment station."–Duncan Phillips, 1926
The Phillips Collection is an exceptional collection of modern and contemporary art in a dynamic environment for collaboration, innovation, engagement with the world, scholarship, and new forms of public participation.
Please note that the original Phillips house is currently unavailable due to a thermal upgrade project. Special exhibitions and selections from the permanent collection are on view in the Goh Annex and Sant Building galleries, and the cafe, shop, and courtyard also remain open. The Phillips house will reopen in 2018. Download the press release for more information.