Past Exhibitions


Edgar Degas, Dancers at the Barre, early 1880s-c. 1900

Oct 1, 2011 - Jan 8, 2012

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Degas's Dancer's at the Barre Point and Counterpoint


The first exhibition of Degas’s dancers in Washington, DC, in 25 years. He pursued the subject for over 40 years through oils, pastels, drawings, prints, and sculpture, creating over 1,500 works devoted to the anatomy, posture, and movement of dancers.

90th Anniversary logo

Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2011

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90th Anniversary Installations at the Phillips


In 2011, The Phillips Collection celebrates its 90th anniversary as America’s first museum of modern art and launches the countdown to its centennial. A host of celebratory installations take place throughout the year.

Allan deSouza, Watersign, 2010

Jun 23 - Oct 30, 2011

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Intersections: Allan deSouza The World Series


The artist's multimedia work explores the relationship between individual experience and historical and ideological constructs. In his project for the Phillips, The World Series, deSouza responds to Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series (1940−41).

A. Balasubramaniam, Sk(in), 2011

May 26 - Oct 30, 2011

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Intersections: A. Balasubramaniam Sk(in)


Evoking fragmented body parts, familiar objects, or organic forms, Balasubramaniam's work explores the limits of perception.

Jun 11 - Sep 4, 2011

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Kandinsky and the Harmony of Silence Painting with White Border


This exhibition provides a fascinating, in-depth look at Wassily Kandinsky's creative process during the five months leading up to his 1913 masterpiece Painting with White Border (Moscow).

Frank Stella, K.54 (2008)

Jun 11 - Sep 4, 2011

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Stella Sounds The Scarlatti K Series


The eight recent sculptures from Frank Stella’s (b. 1936) Scarlatti Kirkpatrick Series—swirling, multicolored polychrome forms with coiled steel tubing armatures—are dynamic evocations of the colorful sounds and rhythms of Domenico Scarlatti’s harpsichord sonatas.

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