Permanent Collection


The Phillips Collection is home to an extraordinary collection of more than 4,000 works, ranging from masterpieces of French impressionism and American modernism to contemporary art. Learn more about the collection

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Luncheon of the Boating Party


Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party

Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s sumptuous painting remains the best known and most popular work of art at The Phillips Collection, just as Duncan Phillips imagined it would be when he bought it in 1923. Learn more about the Luncheon of the Boating Party

The Migration Series


Jacob Lawrence's The Migration Series (1940–41) is a masterpiece of narrative painting portraying the movement of African Americans from the rural South to the industrial North beginning in World War I. Learn more about The Migration Series

Rothko Room


The Rothko Room

Designed by Duncan Phillips in 1960, with suggestions from the artist, this chapel-like space allows visitors to become immersed in Mark Rothko's color-filled paintings. Learn more about the Rothko Room

Laib Wax Room


The Laib Wax Room, a permanent space created by German artist Wolfgang Laib in 2013, offers a personal, meditative encounter. Learn more about the Laib Wax Room