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Dear Friends of the Phillips,

During these unprecedented times, we are thankful to be a part of such a dedicated and passionate community. We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. Although our doors are temporarily closed, we continue to believe in the power of art to connect us and invite you to stay engaged with the Phillips through enhanced virtual programming.

The profound connection between art and healing is part of who we are. Nearly a century ago, after the death of his father, followed by the loss of his brother in the 1918 influenza pandemic, Duncan Phillips opened his home to all, wishing to share the beauty of his collection and saying, “Pictures send us back to life…with the ability to see beauty all about us.” 

As we navigate the new and challenging terrain of this crisis, The Phillips Collection has established the Sun After Rain Fund, aptly named after a painting by Marjorie Phillips, to help ensure the very future of our museum. Like other non-profit organizations, we must face difficult decisions in light of the museum’s closure, cancellation of ticketed events, and postponement of our annual fundraising gala. Your gift to the fund will provide crucial support for The Phillips Collection to ensure that we come out of this crisis together, into the sun, and back to our beloved museum as strong and vital as always. But we need your support now more than ever to continue our mission.

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Resilience is at our very core, and we are grateful for your steadfast support to build upon that foundation. We look forward to opening our doors again soon to share in the restorative power of art once this storm has passed. 

I continue to keep you in my thoughts. 

All my best,




Dorothy Kosinski, Vradenburg Director & CEO