William Merritt Chase, a renowned figure in the international art circles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was a brilliant observer of contemporary life, an innovative painter, and an influential teacher. On the centennial of his death, this retrospective—the first in over three decades—explores the interrelationships in Chase’s work across subject and media.
For more than 25 years, The Phillips Collection has held a staff show to feature the works of artists employed at the museum. In 1984, the staff show was endowed by the family of James McLaughlin, an accomplished still-life painter who worked at the museum for 50 years.
The Phillips Collection and Museum of Modern Art reunite Jacob Lawrence’s masterwork The Migration Series, the seminal, 60‐panel work by one of the most celebrated African American artists of the 20th century.
Through his lithographs and posters, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec captured the heart of Parisian nightlife in dynamic cabaret and café-concert scenes. The Phillips Collection presents one of the foremost collections of the artist’s prints drawn from his most prolific years—iconic images and rarely exhibited unique proofs that provide insight into his innovative and complex printmaking process.