The Phillips Collection, America’s first museum of modern art, was founded in 1921, in Washington, DC. The museum houses one of the world’s most celebrated Impressionist and American modern art collections, and continues to grow its collection of over 5,000 works with important contemporary voices. Its distinctive building combines extensive new galleries with the former home of its founder, Duncan Phillips. Following Phillips’s unconventional approach to exhibitions, The Phillips Collection galleries are frequently rearranged to facilitate new conversations between artworks and fresh experiences for visitors.
The Phillips’s impact spreads nationally and internationally through its diverse and experimental special exhibitions and events, including its award-winning education programs for educators, students, and adults; renowned Phillips Music series; and dynamic art and wellness and Phillips after 5 events. The museum contributes to global dialogues with events like Conversations with Artists and Artists of Conscience. The Phillips Collection values its community partnership with THEARC—the museum’s satellite campus in Southeast DC. The Phillips Collection is a private, non-government museum, supported primarily by donations