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🎶 We're open late cause it's Third Thursday 🎶Third Thursday is tonight! Sabrina Carpenter won't be there (at least, we d...
04/18/2024

🎶 We're open late cause it's Third Thursday 🎶

Third Thursday is tonight! Sabrina Carpenter won't be there (at least, we don't think so...), but we will be open late and for free along with our partners—IA&A at Hillyer, Studio Gallery, ADA Art Gallery, the Korean Cultural Center, and the Washington Studio School ▶️ https://ow.ly/vgn550Rjlqf

📸 Photo: AK Blythe.

How much do we know about the Impressionists’ relationships with one another?Museum Assistant Celine Krempp brought her ...
04/17/2024

How much do we know about the Impressionists’ relationships with one another?

Museum Assistant Celine Krempp brought her translation and illustration skills to her work in The Phillips Collection Library & Archives to try to answer this question. Read the blog and check out her illustrations! ▶️ https://ow.ly/lggK50R3f3U

📸 Illustrations by Celine Krempp.

See you tomorrow for a free 30-minute virtual guided meditation on Sonia Delaunay's Rythme Couleur. Following the medita...
04/16/2024

See you tomorrow for a free 30-minute virtual guided meditation on Sonia Delaunay's Rythme Couleur. Following the meditation, a Phillips Educator will give a Spotlight Talk about the artwork. Register▶️ https://ow.ly/4Zc650R3eRM

🎨 Sonia Delaunay, Rythme Couleur, 1961, Opaque watercolor on paper, 25 5/8 x 19 3/4 in., The Phillips Collection, Gift of Lilliane Litton, 2012

Head to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library tomorrow to see a live reading of Alma W. Thomas: Imagine That! by C...
04/13/2024

Head to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library tomorrow to see a live reading of Alma W. Thomas: Imagine That! by Caleen Sinnette Jennings! We commissioned the play in 2022 to celebrate our centennial year, and we're excited to see it again 🎭

Register ▶️ https://ow.ly/bFNC50RfB6k

🎨 Alma Thomas, Breeze Rustling through Fall Flowers, 1968, Acrylic on canvas, 57 7/8 x 50 in., The Phillips Collection, Gift of Franz Bader.

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Visit The Phillips Collection next week for Third Thursday! From 5-8 pm, get free admission and explore Bonnard’s Worlds...
04/12/2024

Visit The Phillips Collection next week for Third Thursday! From 5-8 pm, get free admission and explore Bonnard’s Worlds, Jennifer Bartlett: In and Out of the Garden, Up Close with Paul Cezanne, and our permanent collection ▶️ https://ow.ly/Z8lZ50Rcjpn

📸 Photo: Mariah Miranda Photography.

Join us tomorrow for a free, 30-minute meditation led by local yoga teacher Aparna Sadananda via Zoom on James McLaughli...
04/09/2024

Join us tomorrow for a free, 30-minute meditation led by local yoga teacher Aparna Sadananda via Zoom on James McLaughlin's Harbinger of Spring. Register▶️ https://ow.ly/pZcg50R3bvY

🎨 James McLaughlin, Harbinger of Spring, 1964, Acrylic on canvas, 24 1/4 x 18 1/8 in., The Phillips Collection, Acquired 1964

Today's the solar eclipse! To celebrate, Marketing and Communications Detail Summer Roshni Bhullar takes a look at Honor...
04/08/2024

Today's the solar eclipse! To celebrate, Marketing and Communications Detail Summer Roshni Bhullar takes a look at Honoré Daumier’s lithograph about a solar eclipse in 1847. Read the blog ▶️ https://ow.ly/6NmM50Ra7AP

🎨 Honoré Daumier, Tout ce qu’on voudra: Vois-tu, c’est l’eclipse qui commence…, 1847, Lithograph, 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 in., The Phillips Collection, Gift of Jean Goriany, 1940

Visit us tomorrow for The Phillips Collection First Annual Volunteer Fair! Learn about all open volunteer experiences, t...
04/07/2024

Visit us tomorrow for The Phillips Collection First Annual Volunteer Fair! Learn about all open volunteer experiences, take a short tour, enjoy a light lunch and meet all our current volunteers. Register ▶️ https://ow.ly/RnTT50R9JfQ

📸 Photo: Mariah Miranda Photography.

04/06/2024

It’s National Library Day, and our library has come so far in the nearly 50 years since its beginning!

Although it was first proposed in 1921, The Phillips Collection Library was established in 1976 on the fourth floor of the House in what used to be the Phillips family’s baby nursery. The space filled up quickly with 800 books, catalogues, monographs, and journals—so when the Sant Building was constructed in 2007 the library was relocated. With a reading room, librarian’s office, workroom, rare book room and archives, and display shelves, the library now holds over 12,500 items! To see it for yourself, email [email protected] to make an appointment.

📸 Archival images of The Phillips Collection courtesy of The Phillips Collection Library & Archives.

This weekend is Bank of America’s Museums on Us weekend! Show your Bank of America debit or credit card and a photo ID t...
04/05/2024

This weekend is Bank of America’s Museums on Us weekend! Show your Bank of America debit or credit card and a photo ID to get free admission to the Phillips. Learn more ▶️ https://ow.ly/Ohx650R8Xhr

📸 Guests with John D. Graham's Embrace and Helen Frankenthaler's Runningscape. Photo: AK Blythe.

Tune into the livestream of the first day of the 34th James A. Porter Colloquium! ▶️ https://ow.ly/hqny50R9mpODive into ...
04/05/2024

Tune into the livestream of the first day of the 34th James A. Porter Colloquium! ▶️ https://ow.ly/hqny50R9mpO

Dive into the historical and contemporary institutional partnerships that have made Howard an anchor in the American art landscape—see you (virtually) there?

📸 2023 James A. Porter Book Award Honoree Rebecca Van Diver, PhD, Associate Professor, History of Art and Architecture, Vanderbilt University.

Today's the first day of the 34th James A. Porter Colloquium, hosted at The Phillips Collection!We can't wait to hear fr...
04/05/2024

Today's the first day of the 34th James A. Porter Colloquium, hosted at The Phillips Collection!

We can't wait to hear from 2023 James A. Porter Book Award Honoree Rebecca Van Diver, PhD, Associate Professor, History of Art and Architecture, Vanderbilt University; Edward T. Welburn, automobile designer and former General Motors’ Vice President of Global Design; Phylicia Rashad, Dean of the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts, Howard University, and many more. Tune in via livestream ▶️ https://bit.ly/3J8JcmE

Special shout-out to our partners—the Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, The Howard Gallery of Art, and the Department of Art in Howard University’s Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts.

🎨 Lois Mailou Jones, Jennie, 1943, Oil on canvas, 36 × 28 1/2 in., Howard University Gallery of Art

04/03/2024

Our special exhibition Bonnard’s Worlds is…

Reflect on art with us tomorrow. Our virtual guided meditation on Alexander Calder's Red Polygons will be led by local y...
04/02/2024

Reflect on art with us tomorrow. Our virtual guided meditation on Alexander Calder's Red Polygons will be led by local yoga teacher Aparna Sadananda. Register▶️ https://ow.ly/Flu350R39Ts

🎨Alexander Calder, Red Polygons, ca. 1950, Painted sheet metal and wire, 34 x 61 in., The Phillips Collection, Acquired 1951 © 2022 Estate of Alexander Calder/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

The Phillips Collection is honored to be hosting day one of the 34th James A. Porter Colloquium in partnership with the ...
04/02/2024

The Phillips Collection is honored to be hosting day one of the 34th James A. Porter Colloquium in partnership with the Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, The Howard Gallery of Art, and the Department of Art in Howard University’s Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts.

The colloquium highlights new scholarship on the history of art at Howard University from the Department of Art and explores historical and contemporary institutional partnerships that have made Howard an anchor in the American art landscape.

🎨Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Two Sisters and the Horned Serpent, 2019, Ink, acrylic, graphite, glitter, rhinestones, and mixed media collage on canvas, 96 x 72 in.

Remembering the moment when The Phillips Collection Vradenburg Director and CEO Jonathan P. Binstock first met our found...
04/01/2024

Remembering the moment when The Phillips Collection Vradenburg Director and CEO Jonathan P. Binstock first met our founders Marjorie and Duncan Phillips.

📸 Archival image courtesy of The Phillips Collection Library & Archives.

The Phillips Collection First Annual Volunteer Fair is coming up! Join us on April 8 and meet current volunteers, learn ...
03/31/2024

The Phillips Collection First Annual Volunteer Fair is coming up! Join us on April 8 and meet current volunteers, learn about all open volunteer experiences, take a short tour, and enjoy a light lunch. Register ▶️ https://ow.ly/a4b650R39sC

📸 Photo: AK Blythe.

Happy Birthday Vincent van Gogh! Our founder Duncan Phillips vividly described van Gogh's work as, “an outcry of the sou...
03/30/2024

Happy Birthday Vincent van Gogh! Our founder Duncan Phillips vividly described van Gogh's work as, “an outcry of the soul, that canvas, a shout of triumph, of joy in the sun, of thanks to God." For his birthday, Museum Assistant Summer Roshni Bhullar shares her perspective on the artist in a blog. Read more ▶️ https://ow.ly/bZgU50R4i3R

🎨 Vincent van Gogh, The Road Menders, 29 x 36 1/2 in, Acquired 1949; Entrance to the Public Gardens in Arles, 28 1/2 x 35 3/4 in, Acquired 1930; House At Auvers, 19 1/8 x 24 3/4 in, Acquired 1952.

03/29/2024

Washington Post, you get it!

After visiting our special exhibition Bonnard's Worlds, one of our guests was inspired to write a poem based on Bonnard'...
03/27/2024

After visiting our special exhibition Bonnard's Worlds, one of our guests was inspired to write a poem based on Bonnard's paintings. Thank you, for sharing!

Inspired by the work we have on view? Let us know, and be sure to check out Bonnard's Worlds ▶️ https://ow.ly/i7lm50R3KnP

Local yoga teacher Aparna Sadananda will lead a virtually guided meditation tomorrow, inspired by an artwork from the co...
03/26/2024

Local yoga teacher Aparna Sadananda will lead a virtually guided meditation tomorrow, inspired by an artwork from the collection. Register ▶️ https://ow.ly/U3WY50QMz3I

🎨 Janice Biala, Spring, Rue de Seine, 1936, Oil on cardboard on wood panel, 25 5/8 x 21 3/8 in., The Phillips Collection, Acquired 1942; © Estate of Biala, courtesy Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York

03/22/2024

This is the last weekend to see our special installation of the Rothko Room! See the three works loaned from the collections Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko, Mark Rothko's children ▶️ https://ow.ly/gcNO50R00GB

03/21/2024

Mathematics, Post-Impressionism, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Conceptualism—Jennifer Bartlett combined them all in her artwork. See a selection of her works in our special installation Jennifer Bartlett: In and Out of the Garden ▶️ https://ow.ly/Fncm50QYPC2

Join us for a virtual meditation with Aparna Sadananda and a talk from a Phillips Educator on Jennifer Bartlett: In and ...
03/19/2024

Join us for a virtual meditation with Aparna Sadananda and a talk from a Phillips Educator on Jennifer Bartlett: In and Out of the Garden. Register ▶️ https://ow.ly/2tfh50QX9wF

🎨 Jennifer Bartlett, In the Garden II, #1, 1980, Oil on canvas; enamel over silkscreen grid on baked enamel steel plates; gouache on paper; enamel on glass, 60 x 175 in., Private Collection, Courtesy Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, © Jennifer Bartlett. Courtesy Locks Gallery, Philadelphia and The Jennifer Bartlett 2013 Trust.

Get your creative juices flowing and transform discarded objects such as plywood pieces and magazine cut-outs into a mas...
03/18/2024

Get your creative juices flowing and transform discarded objects such as plywood pieces and magazine cut-outs into a masterpiece with local artist Brittany Moná! Reserve your spot to explore the elements of abstract collage-making ▶️ https://ow.ly/iSqN50QW6ys

📸 Brittany Moná, photo courtesy of artist; Brittany Moná, Resistance in Joy and Relaxation (detail), 2023; Brittany Moná, Guidance.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Enjoy these lush green landscapes from our permanent collection🍀🎨 Vincent van Gogh, House at Au...
03/17/2024

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Enjoy these lush green landscapes from our permanent collection🍀

🎨 Vincent van Gogh, House at Auvers, 1890, Oil on canvas, 19 1/8 x 24 3/4 in., Acquired 1952; Ernest Lawson, Spring, ca. 1913, Oil on canvas mounted on panel, 16 1/8 x 20 1/8 in., Acquired 1915; Paul Cézanne, Mont Sainte-Victoire, 1886-1987, Oil on canvas, 23.5 x 28.5 in. Acquired 1925, The Phillips Collection

Don't miss the opportunity to see Bonnard's Worlds, Jennifer Bartlett: In and Out of the Garden and the special installa...
03/16/2024

Don't miss the opportunity to see Bonnard's Worlds, Jennifer Bartlett: In and Out of the Garden and the special installation of our Rothko Room during Third Thursday next week. On March 21, enjoy free admission from 5-8 pm—see you there! ▶️ https://ow.ly/Xt6550QV3Qt

Don't forget to check out our partners IA&A at Hillyer, Studio Gallery, ADA Art Gallery, the Korean Cultural Center, and the Washington Studio School.

📸 Mark Rothko's Green and Maroon. Photo: Lee Stalsworth.

03/14/2024

Wondering why only three of our four Rothkos made the journey to Paris for a Mark Rothko retrospective at Fondation Louis Vuitton? Listen to find out!

Our special Rothko Room installation is only on view through March 31, see it before it closes ▶️ https://ow.ly/ZuVN50QTGHw

📸 Mark Rothko’s Green and Maroon. Photo: Lee Stalsworth.

Take time for yourself tomorrow and join us for a 30-minute meditation led by local yoga teacher Aparna Sadananda, inspi...
03/12/2024

Take time for yourself tomorrow and join us for a 30-minute meditation led by local yoga teacher Aparna Sadananda, inspired by Georges Braque's The Shower. Register ▶️ https://ow.ly/FyPa50QNzWM

🎨 Georges Braque, The Shower, 1952, Oil on canvas, 13 3/4 x 21 1/2 in., The Phillips Collection, Acquired 1953; © 2022 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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