Past Exhibitions


Oct 20, 2016 - May 7, 2017

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Intersections: Arlene Shechet From Here On Now


New York-based sculptor Arlene Shechet is known for glazed ceramic sculptures that are off-kilter yet hang in a balance between stable and unstable, teetering between the restraint of intellect and the insistence of instinct.

Feb 4 - Apr 30, 2017

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Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque


Through his lithographs and posters, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec captured the heart of Parisian nightlife in dynamic cabaret and café-concert scenes. The Phillips Collection presents one of the foremost collections of the artist’s prints drawn from his most prolific years. 

Jan 7 - Apr 30, 2017

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The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture Jacob Lawrence


This special exhibition features 15 rarely seen silkscreen prints by Jacob Lawrence portraying the life of Toussaint L’Ouverture, the former slave turned revolutionary leader who led the fight for the liberation of Haiti during the French revolution.

Oct 13, 2016 - Apr 2, 2017

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One-on-One Enrique Martínez Celaya / Albert Pinkham Ryder


As part of the One-on-One series, one work by Enrique Martínez Celaya is placed in conversation with several paintings by Albert Pinkham Ryder.

Nov 19, 2016 - Apr 2, 2017

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Jake Berthot From the Collection and Promised Gifts


Including promised gifts, the Phillips now holds 25 paintings, drawings, and prints by Berthot, the largest and most important ”unit” of this artist’s work in a museum collection.

Oct 8, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

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People on the Move Beauty and Struggle in Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series


The Phillips Collection reunites Jacob Lawrence’s masterwork The Migration Series, the seminal 60‐panel work by one of the most celebrated African American artists of the 20th century.

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January 8 - April 22, 2018

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Phillips@THEARC Exhibition

Belonging: Stories from the Seafarers Yacht Club of Washington, DC Phillips@THEARC Exhibition


This Phillips@THEARC inaugural exhibition celebrates the achievements and ongoing contributions of The Seafarers Yacht Club of Washington, DC, the first African American Yacht Club in the United States, located in Southeast DC. 

January 23 - February 18, 2018

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Community Exhibition

Prism.K12: Connecting to the Core Curriculum Community Exhibition


In fall 2017, the Phillips collaborated with UMD to develop a course to provide Prince George’s County Public School (PGCPS) teachers with the opportunity to integrate the visual arts, strategies, tools, and resources seamlessly into the core curriculum for K–12 students. This exhibition showcases student work from the participating teachers.

October 3 - December 3, 2017

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Art and Wellness Creative Aging


This exhibition features artwork by older adults from Iona's Wellness & Arts Center in collaboration with The Phillips Collection. 

April 1, 2016 - October 15, 2017

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Women of Influence Elmira Bier, Minnie Byers, and Marjorie Phillips


Women of Influence: Elmira Bier, Minnie Byers, and Marjorie Phillips examines the critical role that each woman played in the day to day activities of The Phillips Collection over six decades.

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