The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection

Art Gallery · Northwest Washington
1600 21st St NW (at Q St. NW), Washington, D.C. 20009, United States
Open until 5:00 PM (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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    Dianna K.
    "phillips after five is soooo fun! every first thurs!"(4 Tips)
    Lizzie E.
    "... paying $12 to see Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party."(4 Tips)
    Debra A.
    "Admission to the incredible permanent collection is free"(6 Tips)
    Kelsey G.
    "Make sure to listen to the free Cell Phone Audio Tour!"(3 Tips)
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  • Sarah K.

    Great collection, small enough to see everything. Was glad that it was free on weekdays, so had a delicious lunch in the cafe

    Sarah K. · August 9
  • Natalie P.

    The museum is nice and they have a good collection. Also is worth to see the temporal exhibitions.

    Natalie Pourdanay · August 9
  • Bader A.

    Just an amazing place to relax and escape the busy world. Interesting paintings , you might spend an hour staring at one painting , yeah it's that good.

    Bader Aljarbou · July 26
  • Tony S.

    Very nice collection and the gallery is really nice.

    Tony Stark · July 15
  • Pablo R.

    beautiful Juan Gris pieces

    Pablo Ramos · June 20
  • Charlotte B.


  • Ebrahim B.

    Go weekdays for free entrance or on the annual dupont kalorama museum day!

  • Stuart

    Amazing works all in the same place

    Stuart · June 11
  • Sofia P.

    Great little gallery near DuPont circle. Nice stop if you like modern art.

  • Poli T.


    Poli T · April 12
  • Vanessa B.

    Must go! Mondrian, impressionists, photography...

    Vanessa Berner · March 31
  • Arlene H.

    $10 student admission

    Arlene Herrera · March 14
  • Norie W.

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

    Norie Wright · March 7
  • Bilal

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

    Bilal · February 8
  • Ong Andrew b.

    Remarkable art gallery/museum in Washington

    Ong Andrew bc · 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

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