Past Exhibitions


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.

Sep 12, 2015 - Apr 17, 2016

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Postwar Germanic Expressions Gifts from Michael Werner


Selections from an extraordinary gift of painting, sculpture, and works on paper from gallerist Michael Werner showcases the museum’s commitment to building a carefully crafted collection. 

Oct 8, 2015 - Feb 28, 2016

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Question Bridge Black Males


Question Bridge: Black Males is a documentary-style video art installation that aims to represent and redefine black male identity in America.

Oct 10, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016

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Gauguin to Picasso: Masterworks from Switzerland The Staechelin & Im Obersteg Collections


From the renowned collections of Rudolf Staechelin and Karl Im Obersteg, over 60 celebrated paintings created during the mid-19th and 20th centuries by 22 world-famous artists will be on view. This exhibition marks the first occasion for these collections to be exhibited together in the US.

Jun 9 - Dec 7, 2015

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Jill O'Bryan one billion breaths in a lifetime


New York-based artist Jill O’Bryan’s polished chrome sculpture is "a celebration of longevity and a life well lived."

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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.

April 8 - May 14, 2017

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Young Artists Exhibition Inspired Teaching School 2016-2017 School Year


Throughout the 2016–2017 school year, all 420 students at Inspired Teaching School participated in the Art Links: Museum-in-Residence program, connecting works of art in the museum’s collection to classroom themes.

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