The Phillips offers daily talks and tours. See schedule


Oct 23, 2018 - Feb 24, 2019


Bice Lazzari The Poetry of Mark-Making

Presenting the recent gift of four paintings by the Italian modernist Bice Lazzari (1900–1981), one of Italy’s most revered post-war abstractionists, along with drawings from private collections.

Feb 16 - May 19, 2019


Zilia Sánchez Soy Isla (I Am an Island)

The Phillips Collection presents the first museum retrospective of Cuban artist Zilia Sánchez, featuring more than 60 works spanning 70 years. 

Feb 21, 2019, 6:30 pm

Conversations with Artists

John Edmonds Conversations with Artists

Artist John Edmonds will be joined in conversation with Makeba Clay, Chief Diversity Officer.

Feb 21 - May 5, 2019


Maggie Michael / Arthur Dove—Depth of Field One-on-One

DC artist Maggie Michael responds to works by Arthur Dove in the permanent collection. 

Feb 21, 2019, 5:30-8 pm


Creativity and Wellness Workshop: For Parents and Caregivers Workshop

Creativity and wellness workshops geared toward teaching and promoting easy to implement self-care and mindfulness activities to parents and caregivers. 

Feb 24, 2019, 4 pm


Ana Vidović Guitar

Guitarist Ana Vidović makes her Phillips debut with works by J.S. Bach, Mario Giuliani, Francisco Tárrega, Agustín Barrios Mangoré, Domenico Scarlatti, and Astor Piazzolla.

Feb 28, 2019, 6 PM


University of Maryland Faculty and Student Concert

Faculty and Students from the University of Maryland’s School of Music will perform vocal duets by the Romantics, from Schubert to Schumann, and piano works by Debussy and his contemporaries.

Mar 1, 2019, 11 am-1 pm

Creative Writing Workshop

Conversations: Writing and Art Creative Writing Workshop

Respond to works in the Phillips's permanent collection through a creative writing workshop.

Mar 2, 2019, 4 pm

Panel Discussion

The Underground Railroad Then and Now Panel Discussion

Join us for a panel conversation about the history and legacy of the Underground Railroad with artist Jeanine Michna-Bales, historian Spencer Crew, and anti-trafficking activist Evelyn Chumbow.

Mar 2 - May 12, 2019


Jeanine Michna-Bales Photographs of the Underground Railroad

Marking the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the first slave ships in the United States, this exhibition features selections from Jeanine Michna-Bales’s photographs of sites that freedom-seekers traveled along the Underground Railroad.

Mar 2, 2019, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Family Program

Creativity Workshop Family Program

Let your creativity fly in four art-making stations and an art materials petting zoo.”

Mar 3, 2019, 4 pm


Chiaroscuro Quartet and Kristian Bezuidenhout String Quartet and Fortepiano

The Chiaroscuro Quartet and fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout make their DC debut with works by Schubert and Mozart.