Past Exhibitions


Vesna Pavlovic examining photographs in the Phillips archives

May 22 - Sep 28, 2014

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Intersections: Vesna Pavlović Illuminated Archive


Using documentary materials from the Phillips’s library and archives, Vesna Pavlović explores the museum’s history of exhibition and display.

Arthur Dove, Red Sun, 1935

Mar 1 - Aug 31, 2014

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Made in the USA American Masters from The Phillips Collection, 1850–1970


The most comprehensive presentation of the museum’s American art collection undertaken in nearly 40 years, Made in the USA showcases more than 200 masterpieces by over 120 artists whose new visual language made American art an international sensation.

Jean Meisel, Untitled, 1970s-2013

Jan 23 - May 4, 2014

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Intersections: Jean Meisel 50–65 Horizon Line


50–65 Horizon Line brings together more than 50 of Jean Meisel’s small watercolors of horizon lines displayed in an intimate alcove of the Phillips house.

John Simon, Endless Bounty, 2005

Oct 17, 2013 - Feb 9, 2014

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Intersections: John F. Simon Jr. Points, Lines, and Colors in Succession


Inspired by the progression of movement in the natural world, Simon's four-part installation in the Phillips house stairwell incorporates drawing, software, and computer-generated fabrication.

Vincent van Gogh, The Road Menders, 1889

Oct 12, 2013 - Feb 2, 2014

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Van Gogh Repetitions


This exhibition takes a fresh look at the artistic process of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890). Approximately 30 paintings, alongside related drawings and technical photographs, go beneath the surface of some of the artist’s most renowned works.

Close up image black and white of Kate Moss by Chuck Close

Oct 24, 2013 - Jan 12, 2014

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Shaping a Modern Identity Portraits from the Joseph and Charlotte Lichtenberg Collection


This exhibition of 16 photographs and one etching from the Lichtenbergs’ collection expands our understanding of portraiture as an invention forged between artist and subject.

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November 9, 2013 - January 5, 2014

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Art and Wellness Creative Aging


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

SOS Children's Village, Rawalpindi

October 1 - December 31, 2013

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Pakistani Voices In Conversation with The Migration Series


This exhibition presents 29 works by emerging Pakistani artists and 20 works by students created during a series of workshops in Pakistan focusing on art and social change, using Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series (1940–41) as a catalyst.

Student artwork

May 14 - June 23, 2013

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Young Artists Exhibitions Takoma Education Campus and Tyler Elementary Spring 2013 Semester


Art by pre-kindergarten and 1st–5th grade students in the Phillips’s partner schools in the Art Links to Learning: Museum-in-Residence program.

Student artwork

March 29 - April 28, 2013

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Young Artists Exhibitions Inspired Teaching School Spring 2013 Semester


Art by pre-kindergarten and 1st–5th grade students in the Phillips’s partner schools in the Art Links to Learning: Museum-in-Residence program.

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