Past Exhibitions


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.

Xavier Veilhan's sculpture of a red bear

Nov 3, 2012 - Feb 10, 2013

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Intersections: Xavier Veilhan (IN)balance


The most elaborate Intersections project to date, (IN)balance is the first major museum presentation of Veilhan’s work in the US. It features 18 recent pieces in various media, from sculpture and painting to installation work.

Patrick Oliphant, Homage to Daumier, 2000

Sep 6, 2012 - Jan 31, 2013

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Political Wits, 100 Years Apart Daumier and Oliphant at the Phillips


Art thumbs its nose at politics in this election-inspired gallery, featuring works by Honoré Daumier (French, 1808–79) and Patrick Oliphant (Australian, b. 1935) from the museum’s permanent collection.

Oct 6, 2012 - Jan 6, 2013

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Per Kirkeby Paintings and Sculpture


One of Europe's most celebrated living artists, Per Kirkeby (Danish, b. 1938), is a painter, sculptor, geologist, filmmaker, writer, and poet. The exhibition features 26 richly layered paintings and 11 striking bronzes.

John Cage, Untitled, 1988

Jun 2 - Sep 9, 2012

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John Cage at the Phillips


Three watercolors by avant-garde composer John Cage—a close friend and collaborator of Jasper Johns—are on view with other works from the Phillips by contemporaries Mark Tobey and Morris Graves.

Mansion, Antony Gormley, 1982

Jun 2 - Sep 9, 2012

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Antony Gormley Drawing Space


The Phillips presents drawings and sculptures by one of Britain’s most high-profile living artists, Antony Gormley (b. 1950), the Turner Prize-winner’s first U.S. museum exhibition of works on paper.

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Also Past


Student artwork

January 15 - March 3, 2013

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Young Artists Exhibitions Takoma Education Campus and Tyler Elementary Fall 2012 Semester


Art by pre-kindergarten and 1st–5th grade students in the Phillips’s partner schools in the Art Links to Learning: Museum-in-Residence program.

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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