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University of Maryland Center for Art & Knowledge

The Center for Art and Knowledge serves as an interdisciplinary forum for scholarly discussion, research, and publication on modern and contemporary art.

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Education & Community Engagement

The Phillips Collection’s Department of Education and Community Engagement strives to provide high-quality, engaging experiences that equitably serve the DC community and beyond.

To accomplish this goal, we: 

  • Design relevant programs accessible to diverse audiences
  • Collaborate and strategize with community partners
  • Provide, as Duncan Phillips said,  “joy-giving, life-enhancing” experiences through art and wellness
Four educators learning how to use stop-motion animation in the Phillips's art workshop

PK-12 Education

We bring the arts to life through programs and resources that encourage curiosity, collaboration, and critical thinking.

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Community Engagement

The Phillips has a lot more to offer beyond the walls of galleries. We have a satellite campus at THEARC and work with the local community to share in the creation and engagement with art.

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Library & Archives

The Phillips Collection library and archives support research on works of art in the museum’s permanent collection, special exhibitions, and the history of the museum. 

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