Past Exhibitions


Oct 8, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

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People on the Move Beauty and Struggle in Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series


The Phillips Collection reunites 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.

Oct 8, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

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Whitfield Lovell The Kin Series and Related Works


The work of internationally recognized American artist Whitfield Lovell powerfully examines “the markings that the past has made—and continues to make—on who we are.”

Jun 9 - Oct 2, 2016

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Intersections: Bettina Pousttchi Double Monuments


Bettina Pousttchi’s towering Double Monuments dramatically light up the Phillips galleries.

Jun 18 - Sep 18, 2016

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Karel Appel: A Gesture of Color Paintings and Sculptures, 1947–2004


Marking the 10th anniversary of the Dutch artist’s death, this survey of 22 paintings and sculptures provides a fresh look at an oeuvre that spans more than 60 years. 

Jun 4 - Sep 11, 2016

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William Merritt Chase A Modern Master


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.

Feb 6 - May 8, 2016

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Seeing Nature Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection


Featuring 39 masterpieces spanning five centuries, this exhibition draws from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection to explore the evolution of European and American landscape art.

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September 25 - December 11, 2016

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Art and Wellness: Creative Aging


This exhibition features artwork by older adults from Iona's Wellness & Arts Center in collaboration with The Phillips Collection. 

August 14 - September 19, 2016

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James McLaughlin Memorial Staff Show


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.

May 24 - July 31, 2016

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Young Artists Exhibition DC Partner Schools


This exhibition is the culmination of the 2015–2016 Art Links to Learning: Museum-in-Residence program at four of the museum’s DC partner schools.

April 8 - May 13, 2016

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Young Artists Exhibition Inspired Teaching School 2015–2016 School Year


The 2015–2016 Art Links to Learning: Museum-in-Residence program culminates in a Young Artists Exhibition showcasing student art from Inspired Teaching School's preschool through 7th grade classrooms.

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