Past Exhibitions


Jun 18 - Sep 18, 2016

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Karel Appel: A Gesture of Color Paintings and Sculptures, 1947–2004


Marking the 10th anniversary of the Dutch artist’s death, this survey of 22 paintings and sculptures provides a fresh look at an oeuvre that spans more than 60 years. 

Jun 4 - Sep 11, 2016

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William Merritt Chase A Modern Master


William Merritt Chase, a renowned figure in the international art circles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was a brilliant observer of contemporary life, an innovative painter, and an influential teacher. On the centennial of his death, this retrospective—the first in over three decades—explores the interrelationships in Chase’s work across subject and media.

Feb 6 - May 8, 2016

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Seeing Nature Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection


Featuring 39 masterpieces spanning five centuries, this exhibition draws from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection to explore the evolution of European and American landscape art.

Feb 4 - May 1, 2016

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Intersections: Helen Frederick Acts of Silence


Addressing the endangerment and degradation of the environment, distinguished DC artist Helen Frederick’s work aligns with the philosophical approach to nature found in the work of Morris Graves.

Sep 12, 2015 - Apr 17, 2016

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Postwar Germanic Expressions Gifts from Michael Werner


Selections from an extraordinary gift of painting, sculpture, and works on paper from gallerist Michael Werner showcases the museum’s commitment to building a carefully crafted collection. 

Oct 8, 2015 - Feb 28, 2016

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Question Bridge Black Males


Question Bridge: Black Males is a documentary-style video art installation that aims to represent and redefine black male identity in America.

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January 8 - April 22, 2018

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Belonging: Stories from the Seafarers Yacht Club of Washington, DC [email protected] Exhibition


This [email protected] inaugural exhibition celebrates the achievements and ongoing contributions of The Seafarers Yacht Club of Washington, DC, the first African American Yacht Club in the United States, located in Southeast DC. 

January 23 - February 18, 2018

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Community Exhibition

Prism.K12: Connecting to the Core Curriculum Community Exhibition


In fall 2017, the Phillips collaborated with UMD to develop a course to provide Prince George’s County Public School (PGCPS) teachers with the opportunity to integrate the visual arts, strategies, tools, and resources seamlessly into the core curriculum for K–12 students. This exhibition showcases student work from the participating teachers.

October 3 - December 3, 2017

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Art and Wellness Creative Aging


This exhibition features artwork by older adults from Iona's Wellness & Arts Center in collaboration with The Phillips Collection. 

April 1, 2016 - October 15, 2017

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Women of Influence Elmira Bier, Minnie Byers, and Marjorie Phillips


Women of Influence: Elmira Bier, Minnie Byers, and Marjorie Phillips examines the critical role that each woman played in the day to day activities of The Phillips Collection over six decades.

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