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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit the Phillips more often than any other museum or gallery in Washington, DC. It has a wonderful collection of modern art and its sources (see The Repentant St. Peter, by El Greco from the beginning of the 17th Century.) The Phillips has a...More

Thank FJGonzalezG
Reviewed 1 week ago

This exhibit highlights the Philllips, Jewel in the Crown”; Renoir’s , Luncheon of the Boating Party. In July of 1923,Duncan Phillips acquired this masterpiece for 125,000.00. When one visits it, truly mesmerizes. Included in this exhibit are letters regarding the acquisition,other paintings and sketches by...More

Thank PattyinIreland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The luncheon of the boating party, a Renoir masterpiece, has been a jewel in the crown of the collection since it was purchased by Duncan Phillips in the 1920's. This exhibit explores the people - his friends- who were part of the picture in other...More

Thank Nina S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Phillips collection should be a must for every artlover coming to Washington: it's both exquisite and very visitor-friendly in scale. Right now, the special exhibit around their glorious pièce de résistance, Renoir's Déjeuner des canotiers (Boatmen's lunch) adds a number of magnificent loans which...More

Thank Gerhard1945
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free during the weekdays unless you want to visit the special exhibits. Great American well known artists and pieces. Definitely worth a visit although in renovation currently and may not have been able to see all artwork in collection

Thank geb7230
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to the Museum many times. This time I went for the Exhibition on Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating party. It met the usual high standards of the Museum. I lunch at the café. The service is a bit slow and the tables...More

Thank chrisV9772TA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice small gallery with world class art works. Please note they are having you enter thru another building during renovation (could be better marked). A small café is available as well as a nice gift shoppe.

Thank joeisle17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Duncan phillips collected many of the best Impressionist and later artists. Displayed in accessable and easy to enjoy galleries. Current show of Renoir’s boating party shown with work from many others who painted same area is excellent. Very good small cafe as well. I stop...More

Thank Jrc4545
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to the Phillips because we had heard about the special Renoir exhibition, which did not disappoint. But every time we come to this museum, we think about how great it is to be able to spend time with a collection that isn't overwhelming....More

Thank Fran S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited here many times over the years and my enjoyment seems to increase the more times I visit. This last time I came to see the current exhibit of Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party which was very well displayed. But after that...More

Thank Tony1784
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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
12 March 2016|
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Response from Patti C | Reviewed this property |
Worth very cent! I've been twice! Enjoy!