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.
Throughout the 2016–2017 school year, all 420 students at Inspired Teaching School participated in the Art Links: Museum-in-Residence program, connecting works of art in the museum’s collection to classroom themes.
In fall 2016, the Phillips collaborated with a local best practice educators who used Prism.K12 methodology to develop and implement art-integrated lessons inspired by Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series.
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.