Past Exhibitions


Oct 8, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

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Whitfield Lovell The Kin Series and Related Works


The work of internationally recognized American artist Whitfield Lovell powerfully examines “the markings that the past has made—and continues to make—on who we are.”

Jun 9 - Oct 2, 2016

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Intersections: Bettina Pousttchi Double Monuments


Bettina Pousttchi’s towering Double Monuments dramatically light up the Phillips galleries.

Jun 18 - Sep 18, 2016

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Karel Appel: A Gesture of Color Paintings and Sculptures, 1947–2004


Marking the 10th anniversary of the Dutch artist’s death, this survey of 22 paintings and sculptures provides a fresh look at an oeuvre that spans more than 60 years. 

Jun 4 - Sep 11, 2016

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William Merritt Chase A Modern Master


William Merritt Chase, a renowned figure in the international art circles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was a brilliant observer of contemporary life, an innovative painter, and an influential teacher. On the centennial of his death, this retrospective—the first in over three decades—explores the interrelationships in Chase’s work across subject and media.

Feb 6 - May 8, 2016

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Seeing Nature Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection


Featuring 39 masterpieces spanning five centuries, this exhibition draws from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection to explore the evolution of European and American landscape art.

Feb 4 - May 1, 2016

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Intersections: Helen Frederick Acts of Silence


Addressing the endangerment and degradation of the environment, distinguished DC artist Helen Frederick’s work aligns with the philosophical approach to nature found in the work of Morris Graves.

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Also Past


October 3 - December 3, 2017

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Art and Wellness Creative Aging


This exhibition features artwork by older adults from Iona's Wellness & Arts Center in collaboration with The Phillips Collection. 

April 1, 2016 - October 15, 2017

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Women of Influence Elmira Bier, Minnie Byers, and Marjorie Phillips


Women of Influence: Elmira Bier, Minnie Byers, and Marjorie Phillips examines the critical role that each woman played in the day to day activities of The Phillips Collection over six decades.

August 3 - September 17, 2017

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James McLaughlin Memorial Staff Show


The Phillips Collection presents an exhibition featuring works by artists employed at the museum.

June 2 - July 16, 2017

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Turner Elementary 2016-2017 School Year Young Artists Exhibition


The 2016–2017 Art Links to Learning: Museum-in-Residence program culminates in a Young Artists Exhibition showcasing student art from our partner school Turner Elementary second, third, and fourth grade classrooms. Each collaborative art project relates to themes explored at the museum and in the classroom.

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