Permanent Collection

The Phillips Collection is home to an extraordinary collection of more than 4,000 works, ranging from masterpieces of French impressionism and American modernism to contemporary art. Learn more about the collection

Luncheon of the Boating Party

Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s sumptuous painting remains the best known and most popular work of art at The Phillips Collection, just as Duncan Phillips imagined it would be when he bought it in 1923. Learn more about the Luncheon of the Boating Party

The Migration Series

Jacob Lawrence's The Migration Series (1940–41) is a masterpiece of narrative painting portraying the movement of African Americans from the rural South to the industrial North beginning in World War I. Learn more about The Migration Series

Rothko Room

Designed by Duncan Phillips in 1960, with suggestions from the artist, this chapel-like space allows visitors to view Mark Rothko's color-filled paintings without visual distraction. Learn more about the Rothko Room

American Art at the Phillips

This interactive feature provides a view of 150 years of American art as represented in The Phillips Collection. The works illustrate Phillips's taste and his enthusiasm for contemporary American artists, many of whom he knew personally and whose work he collected in depth. Explore American Art at The Phillips Collection