Support the Phillips

world-class exhibitions

The Phillips Collection has a rich history of presenting world-class exhibitions in Washington, DC and beyond, ranging from single-artist retrospectives to historical surveys to explorations of specific topics.

Duncan Phillips committed his life’s work to offering all museum visitors “joy-giving, life-enhancing” experiences through art. By directing a gift to one of our special exhibitions, you can play an invaluable role in advancing our founder’s vision and ensuring the success of our outstanding presentations of modern and contemporary art.

Recognizing the importance of your support, we hope you will consider the following sponsorship opportunities for our special exhibitions:

Exhibition Committee (Gift of $10,000 and above)
The generous support provided by donors at the Exhibition Committee level will make it possible for visitors to experience this dynamic exhibition, as well as the exceptional public programs and educational resources offered. With gifts of $10,000 or more, Exhibition Committee supporters are acknowledged on the exhibition title wall, the Phillips website, the member magazine, and event invitations. They will also gather for exclusive opportunities such as a special dinner hosted by a partner embassy, exclusive meetings with curators and exhibition designers, a toast and firstlook at the installation, and other private events to celebrate the exhibition’s opening.

Artwork Sponsor (Gift of $5,000)
The Phillips is seeking focused support for the transportation of art from other institutions and private collections to be included in this exhibition. The museum must account for courier services, crating, and shipping costs—often up to 50% of the exhibition’s budget. With a gift of $5,000, individuals may sponsor a specific work featured in the exhibition. Artwork Sponsors will be recognized for making possible the presentation of the work on its wall label, and will enjoy
unique opportunities such as a toast and first-look at the installation and other private events to celebrate the exhibition’s opening.

Exhibition Friend (Gift of $2,000)
With a special one-time tax-deductible contribution of $2,000, Exhibition Friend supporters can make an important contribution to the success of this exhibition. Exhibition Friends will have an opportunity to participate in a number of special events including an exhibition preview reception, an intimate curator-led tour of the exhibition, and an annual donor appreciation event hosted by the Phillips Director and Trustees.

For more information about supporting exhibitions, contact:

Development Department
[email protected]
202.387.2151 x250