In the late 1940s, Man Ray created Shakespearean Equations, the culmination of years of work across media inspired by photographs of mathematical models. The artist's inquisitive spirit and mastery of transforming three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional imagery is revealed in this exploration of the intersections of art and science.
This is the first exhibition to contrast Hiroshi Sugimoto’s photographs of 19th-century mathematical plaster models inspired by Man Ray with his own mathematical models crafted with computer-controlled, precision milling machines.
Georgia O’Keeffe’s seminal Jack-in-the-Pulpit No. IV and No. VI, on loan from the National Gallery of Art, are featured alongside landscapes in The Phillips Collection by her compatriots, including Alvin Langdon Coburn, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, and John Marin.
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.
The Phillips presents an exhibition in memory of Anita Reiner, one of DC's most active art collectors and a longtime friend of the museum. The selections from Reiner's wide-ranging and highly personal collection includes artists such as El Anatsui, Wangechi Mutu, Yayoi Kusama, and Fred Wilson.
The 2014–2015 Art Links to Learning: Museum-in-Residence program culminates in a Young Artists Exhibition showcasing student art from the Inspired Teaching School preschool through 6th grade classrooms.
The 2013–2014 Art Links to Learning: Museum-in-Residence program culminates in a Young Artists Exhibition showcasing student art from our partner school Tyler Elementary School’s preschool through 5th grade classrooms.