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.
In 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.