Past Exhibitions


Jun 6 - Sep 13, 2015

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American Moments Photographs from The Phillips Collection


Featuring more than 130 photographs from the Phillips’s permanent collection, this exhibition explores how 20th-century photographers captured a sense of time, place, and experience in America.

Jun 9 - Sep 6, 2015

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Carol Brown Goldberg / Henri Matisse One-on-One


As part of the One-on-One series, three works by Carol Brown Goldberg are placed in conversation with Henri Matisse's Interior with Egyptian Curtain.

May 21 - Sep 6, 2015

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Modern Vision American Sculptors' Drawings from the Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan Collection


Presenting the exceptional gifts of American sculptors’ drawings, promised by Phillips trustee and art collector Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan.

Jacob Lawrence, Struggle … From the History of the American People

Jan 10 - Aug 9, 2015

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Jacob Lawrence Struggle...From the History of the American People


Produced between 1954 and 1956, Jacob Lawrence’s Struggle series illustrates scenes from American history, chronicling events from the Revolutionary War through the great westward expansion of 1817.

Feb 7 - May 10, 2015

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Man Ray–Human Equations A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare


In the late 1940s, Man Ray created Shakespearean Equations, the culmination of years of work across media inspired by photographs of mathematical models. The artist's inquisitive spirit and mastery of transforming three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional imagery is revealed in this exploration of the intersections of art and science.

Feb 7 - May 10, 2015

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Hiroshi Sugimoto Conceptual Forms and Mathematical Models


This is the first exhibition to contrast Hiroshi Sugimoto’s photographs of 19th-century mathematical plaster models inspired by Man Ray with his own mathematical models crafted with computer-controlled, precision milling machines.

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September 25 - December 11, 2016

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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. 

August 14 - September 19, 2016

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James McLaughlin Memorial Staff Show


For more than 25 years, The Phillips Collection has held a staff show to feature the works of artists employed at the museum. In 1984, the staff show was endowed by the family of James McLaughlin, an accomplished still-life painter who worked at the museum for 50 years.

May 24 - July 31, 2016

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Young Artists Exhibition DC Partner Schools


This exhibition is the culmination of the 2015–2016 Art Links to Learning: Museum-in-Residence program at four of the museum’s DC partner schools.

April 8 - May 13, 2016

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Young Artists Exhibition Inspired Teaching School 2015–2016 School Year


The 2015–2016 Art Links to Learning: Museum-in-Residence program culminates in a Young Artists Exhibition showcasing student art from Inspired Teaching School's preschool through 7th grade classrooms.

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