Past Exhibitions


Ellsworth Kelly, Yellow Relied Over Red

Jun 22 - Sep 22, 2013

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Ellsworth Kelly Panel Paintings 2004–2009


On the occasion of his 90th birthday year, this exhibition presents seven large-scale works featuring a spectrum of colors and geometric forms that have dominated Kelly's prolific career.

Jun 27 - Sep 22, 2013

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Intersections: Bernhard Hildebrandt A Conjugation of Verb


Using images of El Greco’s The Repentant St. Peter (c. 1600–1605 or later) from the collection, Baltimore-based artist Hildebrandt explores baroque themes of high drama, spectacle, and spatial movement.

Georges Braque, Studio with Black Vase, 1938

Jun 8 - Sep 1, 2013

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Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life, 1928–1945


This exhibition is the first in-depth study of still life in Georges Braque’s career after he pioneered cubism alongside Picasso, when he synthesized cubist discoveries and honed his individual style.

Sandra Cinto, One Day, After the Rain, 2012

May 19, 2012 - Aug 18, 2013

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Intersections: Sandra Cinto One Day, After the Rain


Composed of intricate ink and acrylic drawings on canvas that cover the café walls, One Day, After the Rain follows the movement of sunrise to nightfall, paying homage to Arthur Dove’s landscapes in The Phillips Collection.

Le Muse Inquietanti De Chirico Image

Apr 13 - Jun 15, 2013

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Myth and Archaeology In the Work of Giorgio De Chirico


These early bronze sculptures and drawings demonstrate how De Chirico (1888–1978) uses figures from mythology, archaeological artifacts, and historical events to create images that suggest an alternate, mysterious reality. Part of the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the United States.

Jeanne Silverthorne, DNA Candelabra

Feb 28 - Jun 2, 2013

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Intersections: Jeanne Silverthorne Vanitas!


Silverthorne's rubber sculptures, along with the modernist still lifes from the collection with which they are interspersed, are vanitas—meditations on the brevity of life.

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May 1, 2012 - February 3, 2013

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Duncan Phillips and Washington Collections in the 1920s


Selected correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and books reveal Duncan Phillips’s relationships with the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Freer Gallery of Art, and local private collections.

November 1 - November 30, 2012

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Creative Aging and The Phillips Collection


This collaboration features artwork by older adults from D.C.’s Iona's Wellness and Arts Center.

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