Past Exhibitions


Sandra Cinto, One Day, After the Rain, 2012

May 19, 2012 - Aug 18, 2013

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Intersections: Sandra Cinto One Day, After the Rain


Composed of intricate ink and acrylic drawings on canvas that cover the café walls, One Day, After the Rain follows the movement of sunrise to nightfall, paying homage to Arthur Dove’s landscapes in The Phillips Collection.

Le Muse Inquietanti De Chirico Image

Apr 13 - Jun 15, 2013

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Myth and Archaeology In the Work of Giorgio De Chirico


These early bronze sculptures and drawings demonstrate how De Chirico (1888–1978) uses figures from mythology, archaeological artifacts, and historical events to create images that suggest an alternate, mysterious reality. Part of the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the United States.

Jeanne Silverthorne, DNA Candelabra

Feb 28 - Jun 2, 2013

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Intersections: Jeanne Silverthorne Vanitas!


Silverthorne's rubber sculptures, along with the modernist still lifes from the collection with which they are interspersed, are vanitas—meditations on the brevity of life.

Feb 9 - May 12, 2013

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Angels, Demons, and Savages Pollock, Ossorio, Dubuffet


This exhibition reveals a rare cross-cultural artistic dialogue among three prominent artists—American painter Jackson Pollock, American artist and patron of European and American postwar art, Alfonso Ossorio, and French painter Jean Dubuffet.

Berengo Gardin's Toscana, 1965

Mar 9 - May 5, 2013

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Next Stop Italy A Journey into Italian Contemporary Photography


The exhibition features 12 works—ranging from landscapes to surrealist figures—by established and emerging Italian photographers. Part of the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the United States.

Lynn Davis's photograph Iceberg XI, Disko Bay, Greenland

Oct 11, 2012 - Feb 17, 2013

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Picturing the Sublime Photographs from the Joseph and Charlotte Lichtenberg Collection


Eleven photographs document how artists use the camera to capture the sublime beauty and human destruction of the natural world. The exhibition brings together iconic works, contemporary examples, and 19th-century pictures.

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Also Past


May 1, 2012 - February 3, 2013

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Duncan Phillips and Washington Collections in the 1920s


Selected correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and books reveal Duncan Phillips’s relationships with the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Freer Gallery of Art, and local private collections.

November 1 - November 30, 2012

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Creative Aging and The Phillips Collection


This collaboration features artwork by older adults from D.C.’s Iona's Wellness and Arts Center.

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