Past Exhibitions


Anselm Kiefer, Dein blondes Haar, Margarete, 1981

Oct 14, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015

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A Tribute to Anita Reiner


The Phillips presents an exhibition in memory of Anita Reiner, one of DC's most active art collectors and a longtime friend of the museum. The selections from Reiner's wide-ranging and highly personal collection includes artists such as El Anatsui, Wangechi Mutu, Yayoi Kusama, and Fred Wilson.

Vesna Pavlovic examining photographs in the Phillips archives

May 22 - Sep 28, 2014

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Intersections: Vesna Pavlović Illuminated Archive


Using documentary materials from the Phillips’s library and archives, Vesna Pavlović explores the museum’s history of exhibition and display.

Arthur Dove, Red Sun, 1935

Mar 1 - Aug 31, 2014

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Made in the USA American Masters from The Phillips Collection, 1850–1970


The most comprehensive presentation of the museum’s American art collection undertaken in nearly 40 years, Made in the USA showcases more than 200 masterpieces by over 120 artists whose new visual language made American art an international sensation.

Jean Meisel, Untitled, 1970s-2013

Jan 23 - May 4, 2014

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Intersections: Jean Meisel 50–65 Horizon Line


50–65 Horizon Line brings together more than 50 of Jean Meisel’s small watercolors of horizon lines displayed in an intimate alcove of the Phillips house.

John Simon, Endless Bounty, 2005

Oct 17, 2013 - Feb 9, 2014

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Intersections: John F. Simon Jr. Points, Lines, and Colors in Succession


Inspired by the progression of movement in the natural world, Simon's four-part installation in the Phillips house stairwell incorporates drawing, software, and computer-generated fabrication.

Vincent van Gogh, The Road Menders, 1889

Oct 12, 2013 - Feb 2, 2014

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Van Gogh Repetitions


This exhibition takes a fresh look at the artistic process of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890). Approximately 30 paintings, alongside related drawings and technical photographs, go beneath the surface of some of the artist’s most renowned works.

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January 19 - March 13, 2016

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Voices In Conversation with The Migration Series


This exhibition presents artwork by emerging artists, students, and educators created during a series of workshops in Bosnia and Herzegovina focused on the power of collaboration and storytelling through art. 

March 14, 2014 - March 1, 2016

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The Journals of Duncan Phillips


A selection of the museum founder’s extensive journals illuminate his dreams for the museum, passion for art, and relationships with emerging and established artists.

October 30 - December 27, 2015

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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. 

June 2 - July 31, 2015

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Young Artists Exhibition Takoma Education Campus 2014–2015 School Year


The 2014–2015 Art Links to Learning: Museum-in-Residence program culminates in a Young Artists Exhibition showcasing student art from Takoma Education Campus' preschool through 5th grade classrooms.

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