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The Phillips Collection (Dupont Circle)
1600 21st St. NW,
Washington, DC 20009

America's first museum of modern art is a cozy place best known for its collection of impressionist works. More.
(202) 387-2151
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Tues-Sat, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sun, 12:00-6:30 pm; Thursdays open until 8:00 pm; through December 31


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$12

Moving Forward, Looking Back

Moving Forward, Looking Back

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The Phillips Collection was established in 1921 by Duncan Phillips (1886–1966), heir to a steel fortune, in his family’s 1897 house in historic Dupont Circle. Phillips never sought to establish a comprehensive survey of styles or movements, nor to exhibit the collection as a whole. From the outset, the museum has been dedicated to the idea of modernism as a dialogue between the past and the present, without restrictions on geography, nationality, or time period, embracing its founder’s vision to be “an intimate museum combined with an experiment station.” 

Moving Forward, Looking Back
presents a selection of photographs, exhibition announcements, Christmas cards, letters, journals, and more from the museum's archives that reveal the how The Phillips Collection has been an “experiment station” for nearly 100 years.