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PK-12 Education

The Phillips Collection pushes the boundaries of K–12 education with the development of Prism.K12, a set of six strategies that help teachers create rigorous arts-integrated lessons and curricula. The museum has produced award-winning arts-integrated teacher resources, engaged in local school partnerships, and led national K-12 initiatives.

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In 2018, the Phillips opened a satellite campus at THEARC in Southeast DC, providing arts-infused services to new audiences. Phillips@THEARC programs—co-created with Ward 7 and 8 community organizations and residents and THEARC partners—focus on arts and wellness for caregivers and older adults and arts-integrated learning for PK-12 teachers and students.

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Art & Wellness

The relationship between art, health, and well-being resonated deeply with museum founder Duncan Phillips. The Creative Aging program, a collaboration with Iona Senior Services, Arts for the Aging, and Congress Heights Senior Wellness Center, helps older adults make and strengthen social connections through creative experiences.

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Programming for All Ages

The Phillips engages visitors of all ages through talks, inquiry-based tours, and lectures, as well as interdisciplinary experiments in music, dance, and theater. New family programming includes a family gallery, gallery experiences, and creativity workshops.

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For more information about supporting education and community engagement, contact:

Development Department
202.387.2151 x250


Photo of the Main Gallery set up for the Annual Gala

Annual Gala

All proceeds from our Annual Gala support our education and community engagement initiatives.

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