The Phiillips  Collection is temporarily closed

UPDATED 3/13/2020

Dear friends, guests, staff, and volunteers,

The health and well-being of our community, visitors, and employees, is a top priority for The Phillips Collection. For this reason, as a health precaution, both our locations at 21st Street and Phillips@THEARC will be closed to the public starting Saturday, March 14, through Friday, April 3. We will continue to monitor and reassess future event plans on an ongoing basis as the situation continues to develop.

If you have already purchased tickets for an upcoming event, refunds are available upon request by emaling To the extent possible, we will be offering programming online through our website and social media channels. All updates will be communicated via email, social media channels, and posted here.

We appreciate your understanding as we all navigate this rapidly evolving situation. The Phillips was founded on the principles of the deep connection between art and wellness, and has prided itself as a place of inspiration, contemplation, and community gathering. We hope to be able to open our doors again soon, and welcome you back to continue this tradition.


Dorothy Kosinski, Vradenburg Director  CEO

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Take a virtual tour of Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition through our audio guide.

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Try these #MuseumAtHome activities with your families:

Learn about Jacob Lawrence's powerful 60-panel Migration Series and create your own #Panel61.

Have a #MuseumMomentOfZen with our Contemplation Audio Guide. (The Choose-Your-Own-Artwork stop allows you to do this with an artwork in your home.)

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