Past Exhibitions


Le Muse Inquietanti De Chirico Image

Apr 13 - Jun 15, 2013

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Myth and Archaeology In the Work of Giorgio De Chirico


These early bronze sculptures and drawings demonstrate how De Chirico (1888–1978) uses figures from mythology, archaeological artifacts, and historical events to create images that suggest an alternate, mysterious reality. Part of the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the United States.

Jeanne Silverthorne, DNA Candelabra

Feb 28 - Jun 2, 2013

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Intersections: Jeanne Silverthorne Vanitas!


Silverthorne's rubber sculptures, along with the modernist still lifes from the collection with which they are interspersed, are vanitas—meditations on the brevity of life.

Feb 9 - May 12, 2013

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Angels, Demons, and Savages Pollock, Ossorio, Dubuffet


This exhibition reveals a rare cross-cultural artistic dialogue among three prominent artists—American painter Jackson Pollock, American artist and patron of European and American postwar art, Alfonso Ossorio, and French painter Jean Dubuffet.

Berengo Gardin's Toscana, 1965

Mar 9 - May 5, 2013

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Next Stop Italy A Journey into Italian Contemporary Photography


The exhibition features 12 works—ranging from landscapes to surrealist figures—by established and emerging Italian photographers. Part of the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the United States.

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.

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February 9, 2013 - February 28, 2014

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Duncan Phillips and New York Collections


Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and books illustrate Duncan Phillips’s involvement in the development of the modern art scene in New York.

November 9, 2013 - January 5, 2014

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Art and Wellness Creative Aging


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

SOS Children's Village, Rawalpindi

October 1 - December 31, 2013

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Pakistani Voices In Conversation with The Migration Series


This exhibition presents 29 works by emerging Pakistani artists and 20 works by students created during a series of workshops in Pakistan focusing on art and social change, using Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series (1940–41) as a catalyst.

Student artwork

May 14 - June 23, 2013

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Young Artists Exhibitions Takoma Education Campus and Tyler Elementary Spring 2013 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.

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