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.
On the centennial year of his death, leading American art scholars explore William Merritt Chase’s multifaceted artistic practice from a range of perspectives that shed light on his lasting contribution to the history of modern art.
Enjoy playful activities inspired by the art of William Merritt Chase and Karel Appel, listen to music by Color Palette, and enjoy Dutch food and drink. In partnership with the Embassy of The Netherlands.
Robert Storr, former Dean of the Yale University School of Art, presents a lecture about A. R. Penck's politics in relation to his painting, in association with the postwar Germanic expressionist gifts The Phillips Collection recently acquired from Michael Werner.
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.
The UMD School of Music offers an engaging cross-disciplinary retrospective highlighting some of Henri Dutilleux’s most important works, presented with works of Debussy and Ravel, in celebration of Dutilleux’s centenary.
A second performance of this program will also take place at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland on Sunday, October 16, at 3 pm.
A multimedia event from New York-based French artist Pascal Blondeau, this performance is a tribute to his mentor Ultra Violet, who was the studio assistant and muse of Salvador Dalí in the 1950s and a member of Andy Warhol’s Factory in the 1960s.
Canadian pianist Stewart Goodyear returns to The Phillips Collection after his noteworthy re-creation of Glenn Gould’s iconic 1955 recital last season. This year, he brings the perfect musical Christmas concert with his own arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker.
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.
Anne Akiko-Meyers will make her Phillips debut with selections by W.A. Mozart, Arvo Part, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Maurice Ravel, Jakub Ciupinski, and the world premiere of Morten Lauridsen's O Magnum Mysterium.