The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection

1600 21st St NW (at Q St. NW), Washington, D.C. 20009, United States
Closed until 10:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Tue–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
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America's first museum of modern art. Encounter one of the worlds finest collections of modern and contemporary art in an intimate setting.


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  • Arlene H.

    $10 student admission

    Arlene Herrera · 2 weeks ago
  • Norie W.

    Cute museum. Nice to visit. Near a cool neighborhood with good restaurants.

    Norie Wright · 3 weeks ago
  • Bilal

    Phillips after 5 is pretentious but fun. Also, it gets crowded.

    Bilal · February 8
  • Andrew ONG

    Remarkable art gallery/museum in Washington

    Andrew ONG · January 7
  • Michael L.

    Great Edward Hopper works!

    Michael Lambert · September 14, 2014
  • Stirling S.

    This is a stunning and infatuating collection of art. The cafe is also quite good.

    Stirling Scott · September 5, 2014
  • Kevin K.

    If you are a contemporary art lover, do not come to DC without a visit.

    Kevin Kissinger · September 3, 2014
  • What's Good Here

    Located near Dupont Circle in a neighborhood, this modern art museum is an oasis away from the crowds on the Mall. You can enjoy the fine selection of art without feeling rushed.

    What's Good Here · August 12, 2014
  • The Wall Street Journal

    You can see Renoir's "Luncheon of the Boating Party," Rothko abstracts and work from Jacob Lawrence's "Migration Series." Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · August 3, 2014
  • DoubleDeuce

    Be sure to walk up and down the stairs as much as possible. Softest threads in the District!

    DoubleDeuce · March 9, 2014
  • Megan T.

    Must-see/smell: the beeswax room on the second floor

    Megan Timmens · March 9, 2014
  • gofresco

    Admission is usually $12, sometimes it's free.

    gofresco · February 20, 2014
  • Nuri J.

    Student $10 instead $12

    Nuri Jeon · January 18, 2014
  • Cody V.

    it is cold in here.

    Cody V.C. · December 22, 2013
  • Wrigley F.

    Cafe doesn't continue to "cook" late on Thursday nights. What's made is what you get.

    Wrigley Fielder · December 12, 2013
  • Will S.

    The best display of a Calder mobile i've seen in years - in a stairwell, two light sources: you get to see the shadow effects he is brilliant with & you can view it from different height hand angles!

    Will Swagger · December 7, 2013
  • Dianna K.

    phillips after five is soooo fun! every first thurs!

    Dianna K · December 6, 2013
  • Hillary H.

    If you're looking for an open museum during the #shutdown, this place is lovely. Bonus: patio with wifi, outlets, good food and Tryst coffee.

    Hillary Hartley · October 2, 2013
  • JiaJia F.

    Best place to charge your phone: far back table at Tryst.

    JiaJia Fei · July 9, 2013

    1st Thursday of the month from 5:00pm-8:30pm, the gallery hosts a series of events including jazz performances, film screenings, and art lectures. Oct.-May. they have a concert series Sundays after 4. Read more · June 27, 2013
  • Tammy C.

    Sundays 4pm concerts (Oct-May) $20 ticket included admission to museum. Sold out concert today, best reserve in advance. If missed, catch Monday 9pm on WETA 90.9 FM.

    Tammy C · May 19, 2013
  • Nezihi B.

    Admission fee is free except weekends. Small but wonderful collection.

    Nezihi Bayik · May 16, 2013
  • Mark F.

    As I kind of expected, if you don't look like you belong they look down their nose and speak to you like you're a small child. A waste of time.

    Mark Fritter · April 16, 2013
  • Walburga A M.

    Phillips After 5 every 1st Thu of the month

    Walburga A Marder · February 19, 2013
  • Alicia D.

    There's a Mondrian... a Giacometti... and a ROTHKO ROOM

    Alicia Dunn · February 18, 2013
  • Taylor H.

    Check out the Tryst cafe !!!

    Taylor Howard · January 6, 2013
  • Huda I.

    Access to permanent collection is free of charge Tuesdays through Fridays.

    Huda I · January 3, 2013
  • Sean M.

    You can get a two-for-one coupon on living social.

    Sean Meriwether · December 8, 2012
  • Audrey A.

    SUPERB collection! Every first Thursday of the month, they are open later and have special events...definitely worth checking out!!

    Audrey A · October 5, 2012
  • Lizzie E.

    You're essentially paying $12 to see Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party.

    Lizzie Erickson · September 2, 2012
  • Josh H.

    The new Tryst Cafe at the Phillips Collection is absolutely wonderful (check out the patio!), and you don't need to pay admission to go.

    Josh H · June 23, 2012
  • The DC Jazz Festival M.

    Jazz 'N Families Fun Days - Sat. & Sun. June 2nd & 3rd, 2012 - Dynamic entertaining and interactive programs, performances & activities, petting zoo and jazz-inspired storytelling.

  • Michael G.

    Art is the new TV.

    Michael Gale · May 3, 2012
  • Seungmin W.

    Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard

    Seungmin Whang · January 17, 2012
  • Madeleine S.

    Degas exhibit!!

    Madeleine Starkey · December 10, 2011
  • Doug D.

    BDD Approved

    Doug Damron · October 16, 2011
  • Estefan G.

    Don't waste your time with the Degas audio, but make sure you visit the exhibit.

    Estefan Gargost · October 2, 2011
  • 1000Museums, Inc

    Degas's Dancers at the Barre: Point and Counterpoint Exhibit opens tomorrow!

    1000Museums, Inc · September 30, 2011

    Duncan Phillips and wife Marjorie turned this Georgian Revival Mansion into a stunning museum. This collection features breathtaking works by Van Gogh, Matisese, Monet, Picasso, Renoir, etc. · September 9, 2011
  • Unqualified Opinions

    Go on a weekday when admission to the permanent collection is free.

    Unqualified Opinions · September 7, 2011
  • André B.

    It will make you want to come back. :-)

    André Bezerra · August 20, 2011
  • André B.

    The Morris Louis instalation!

    André Bezerra · August 20, 2011
  • M Squared Real Estate

    Check out the Rothko room and free concerts on Sunday. Ask for the 'cell phone audio tour' to learn as you walk.

    M Squared Real Estate · August 15, 2011
  • Design Vibez

    To wonder at: Balasubramaniam's "Sk(in)". To ponder: Darren Almond's "Six Months Later"; Jacob Lawrence's "The Migration Series". To listen to: the Celllphone Audio Tours. To see: everything.

    Design Vibez · August 12, 2011
  • Earl W.

    The only Renoir worth owning.

    Earl Wilcox · July 22, 2011
  • Christine C.

    Admission is not free. $10 for students. Wonderful collection!!

    Christine Cardoso · July 21, 2011
  • Debra A.

    Admission to the incredible permanent collection is free

    Debra Askanase · March 17, 2011
  • Debra A.

    Admission to the permanent collection is free and the permanent collection is incredible!

    Debra Askanase · March 17, 2011
  • Kelsey G.

    Make sure to listen to the free Cell Phone Audio Tour!

    Kelsey Gamblin · December 3, 2010
  • Katelyn B.

    Had a great collection of Modern Art (Well Impressionism,Post-Impressionism,Cubism)

    Katelyn Black · July 29, 2010

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