The most comprehensive presentation of the museum’s American art collection undertaken in nearly 40 years, Made in the USA showcases more than 200 masterpieces by over 120 artists whose new visual language made American art an international sensation.
World renowned cellist and teacher Amit Peled bring students from his cello studio at the Peabody Institute to the phillips for a performance that includes and arrangement of David Popper's Reqiuem, accompanied by pianist Eli Kalman.
Concertmaster of the Boston Philharmonic and Berkshire Symphony, Joanna Kurkowicz enjoys and active career as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. She is joined by pianist Gloria Chien in a program of works by Schnittke, Lutoslawski, Szymanowski, and Vytautas Barkauskas.
Pianist Tanya Bannister performs a unique program featuring music by Händel, Beethoven‘s Piano Sonata in A-flat Major, Op. 110, No. 31, and new works by composers Harold Meltzer and Sidney Corbett, which draw inspiration directly from this penultimate Beethoven sonata.
The NYC-based Metropolis Ensemble, led by Grammy-nominated conductor Andrew Cyr, partner with The Phillips Camerata to perform the Washington premiere of Vivian Fung’s Harp Concerto with soloist and Camerata member Bridget Kibbey. Also on the program are works by American iconoclasts Steve Reich and Elliott Carter and talented young American composers Nathan Shields and Christopher Cerrone, featuring the acclaimed Quartet Senza Misura.
Renowned Estonian composer Arvo Pärt makes a rare trip to the US to take part in the Arvo Pärt Project which appears at The Phillips Collection in a program of the composer's chamber music performed by musicians from the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra.
In 1934, Phillips hosted a luncheon in Stein’s honor during which the two art collectors clashed over the value of American art. Dr. Wanda Corn decodes the Phillips-Stein altercation, rooting it in the larger Franco-American debate as to what constituted an authentic national art.
Washington professionals by day, the all-volunteer Picnic Theatre Company brings their brand of site-specific cocktail party theater to the Phillips’s historic Music Room for a performance of The New York Idea, a turn-of-the-century American social comedy of manners.
With more than 70 paintings and works on paper this exhibition demonstrates how the neo-impressionists employed stylization and a deliberate orchestration of color to create landscapes and figures that went far beyond observed nature.