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Bonnard’s Worlds

Special Exhibition

Included with general admission / Free for members

Bonnard Guggenheim

Bonnard Salon

The Bonnard Salon is an intimate space that echoes the rooms depicted in Bonnard’s Worlds and showcases Pierre Bonnard’s special relationship with The Phillips Collection and his supporters Duncan and Marjorie Phillips. As a guest, you are invited to develop your own relationship with Bonnard by attending programs on Fridays and by spending time with materials from The Phillips Collection Library and Archives.

Furniture and accessories generously provided by

The Bonnard Salon is located in the Phillips House, Floor 2U.

Archival photo of Phillips House parlor

The Phillips House East Parlor with Pierre Bonnard’s Woman with Dog on view, 1931


Read Duncan Phillips’s correspondence and records of business transactions to uncover private details of his acquisitions of Bonnard’s work.

Buying & Lending Bonnard

Look closely at historic photographs and exhibition ephemera to journey through nearly a century of Bonnard paintings on view at the Phillips’s family home.

Exhibiting Bonnard

Bonnard Salon Programs

Fridays, from 12-1 pm. Space is limited, reservation required.

See Programs


April 19: Bonnard and Creative Writing
Phillips Educator Kathleen Foster

April 26: Bonnard’s Journals
Location: Art Workshop, LL2
Founder of Jenni Bick Custom Journals Jenni Bick

May 3: Exploring The Phillips Collection Library & Archives
Phillips Head of Archives, Library, and Digital Resources Juli Folk

May 17: Coloring Bonnard’s Window Scenes
Phillips Educator Monica Cohen Lenoff

May 24: Dupont Nature Walk
Location: Meet at The Phillips Collection main entrance
Farm Director of the THEARC Building Bridges Across the River Carrie Vaughn

May 31: Wildflower Floral Arrangements
Location: Art Workshop, LL2
Massalley Design founder Karen Massalley

Take a 360-degree tour of the exhibition

Audio Tour

Access via Soundcloud or the Bloomberg Connects mobile app

Exhibition Catalogue

Through the lens of more than 70 works, scholarly essays transport the reader into Bonnard’s world and shed new light on the artist’s unique life circumstances. George T. M. Shackelford is deputy director of the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth. Elsa Smithgall is chief curator of The Phillips Collection. Isabelle Cahn is general curator of paintings (now retired) at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris. Cyrille Sciama is director general of the Musée des impressionnismes Giverny. Véronique Serrano is chief curator of the Musée Bonnard, Le Cannet.

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Read the press release


Exhibition Support

This exhibition is co-organized by The Phillips Collection and the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX.

Made possible by major support from The Exhibitions Endowment Fund, Roger Sant and Doris Matsui, and a lead contribution from The Richard C. von Hess Foundation 

Presented with generous support from the Ednah Root Foundation, The Marion F. Goldin Charitable Fund, and Dina and George Perry

Support for this exhibition is provided by The Kristina and Will Catto Foundation, Anne and Gus Edwards, Martha R. Johnston and Robert Coonrod, Paul Killian and Carole Goodson, The Robert Lehman Foundation, Ken and Dorothy Woodcock, and Alan and Irene Wurtzel. 

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Additional support is provided by Robert Berish and Barbara Brown, Robert and Debra Drumheller, Barbara and Bob Hall, Dan Hamilton, Susan Larimer, and Susan Lee and Stephen A. Saltzburg.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.