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The Phillips Collection

The Phillips around the world

Track the Phillips’s collection around the world with the interactive map—click on the dates in the map menu to highlight specific tours or click on a city to see when the Phillips’s masterworks were on view there.


Since 1922 the Phillips has been collaborating with institutions, foundations, and sponsors, to share its artwork. When the museum underwent renovations in the 1980s and early 2000s, the Phillips toured its cherished masterpieces at home and abroad in Asia, Australia, and Europe. In 2006, the Phillips’s European Masterworks exhibition returned home after a world tour that was seen by over two million people. To See as Artists See: American Art from The Phillips Collection featured nearly 100 works that traveled to Europe and Asia before visiting US venues, and made its grand homecoming in spring 2014.

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American Mosaic: Picturing Modern Art through the Eye of Duncan Phillips

This exhibition presents a thematic journey that reveals the breadth of America's modernist vision, beginning with the great American art heroes of the late 19th century, whose work set the course for modern art in the United States, and concluding with the Abstract Expressionists, whose new visual language turned American art into a global force. Included are 65 works created between the 1860s and 1960s by artists such as Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Richard Diebenkorn, Thomas Eakins, Helen Frankenthaler, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, and Georgia O'Keeffe.

Exhibition Schedule

August 8December 4, 2016
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California

February 25May 21, 2017
Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania


Conversations: Impressionist and Modern Masterworks from The Phillips Collection

Conversations presents 89 iconic paintings and sculptures arranged thematically from the early 19th century through the present day as a series of intimate and striking visual conversations. Rooted in museum founder Duncan Phillips’s belief in bringing together “congenial spirits among the artists from different parts of the world and from different periods of time,” Conversations demonstrates his conviction that art is a universal language and advances one of the Phillips’s primary institutional goals—to foster a global conversation and enliven exchange among people of all backgrounds through the language of modern and contemporary art. 


Tour in Asia 

JULY 2–OCTOBER 22, 2014
Daejeon Museum of Art, Korea

NOVEMBER 25, 2014–MARCH 12, 2015
Seoul Art Center, Korea

Tour in Europe

october 15, 2015–february 14, 2016
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy

march 11–June 19, 2016
Fundación “la Caixa,” Barcelona, Spain

July 16–October 23, 2016
Fundación “la Caixa,” Madrid, Spain

To See as Artists See: American Art from The Phillips Collection

The first international exhibition organized by The Phillips Collection to feature an overview of the museum's renowned American collection, To See as Artists See showcases more than 100 works by 75 artists, including outstanding paintings by Milton Avery, Stuart Davis, Richard Diebenkorn, Arthur Dove, Adolph Gottlieb, Philip Guston, Winslow Homer, George Inness, Jacob Lawrence, John Marin, Robert Motherwell, Georgia O'Keeffe, Maurice Prendergast, John Sloan, and many others. Since its opening in 1921, the Phillips has been an active champion of American art, singling out artists who followed their own vision independent of fashionable styles and schools. Its collection of American masterworks celebrates the very best of American art from the late 19th through the 20th centuries.

Exhibition Schedule

Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy

OCTOBER 5, 2010–JANUARY 16, 2011
Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid, Spain

National Art Center Tokyo, Japan

FEBRUARY 2–MAY 6, 2012
Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee

OCTOBER 6, 2012–JANUARY 6, 2013
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas 

Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida