Continuing the vital practice of commissioning music from today’s composers, and in celebration of the anniversary seasons of both institutions, The Phillips Collection and the Library of Congress have joined forces and commissioned new works for violin and piano from prominent composer Frederic Rzewski. Jennifer Koh and Ursula Oppens perform.
The Grammy-nominated Metropolis Ensemble, led by conductor Andrew Cyr, “a prominent influence in the world of newly emerging music” (The Washington Post), presents its groundbreaking site-specific project Brownstone. Recent Rome Prize winner for composition Paula Matthusen introduces a world-premiere designed for The Phillips Collection.
The grand finale performance of the 75th season comes full circle to follow the first performance of the inaugural series in 1941. Led by conductor Yaniv Dinur, The Phillips Camerata presents Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks Concerto and works by Chopin and Mendelssohn.
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. As the centennial of his death approaches, this retrospective—the first in over three decades—explores the interrelationships in Chase’s work across subject and media.
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Jun 23, 2016, 5:30 pm Reception; 6:30 pm Performance
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 work of American artist Whitfield Lovell (b. 1959) evokes memories of the past while transcending the specifics of time and space. This exhibition is organized by The Phillips Collection in conjunction with the publication of a monograph on Lovell’s recent Kin series, a group of 60 stark portraits of African Americans.