Les XX

at the Phillips

Welcome to Les XX

In conjunction with the exhibition Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities: Painting, Poetry, Music, The Phillips Collection has created the exclusive society Les XX at the Phillips, which provides cardholders with special access and privileges at the museum and around Washington, DC. Participation is free.

Neo-Impressionism and Les XX

Founded in 1883, Les Vingt (Les XX) was a group of 20 avant-garde artists who worked and exhibited together in Brussels, organizing art, literature, and music events. Their annual salons, featuring painting and sculpture alongside design and decorative arts, became some of the most prestigious and innovative cultural events in Europe. Artists featured in Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities including Theo van Rysselberghe and Paul Signac were among the group’s members. Other artists—such as Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, and Paul Cézanne—were included in Les XX exhibitions by invitation, tying together cultural circles throughout Europe and the US. 

Les XX at the Phillips

Les XX at the Phillips invites an exclusive group of young influencers from various parts of the DC community to engage with the museum and neighborhood partners using a Les XX membership card throughout the run of the exhibition. Les XX members will receive perks at the Phillips including admission to the Neo-Impressionism exhibition, select Phillips after 5 programs, and invitations to private events. In addition, the Phillips is working with a range of community partners—arts/culture, drinking/dining, travel/luxury—to secure discounts, special access or amenities, or member-only experiences for Les XX members. 

Les XX at the Phillips Leaders

Quanda Allen
Carmiel Arbit
Carl Bedell
Tiffany Chen
Laura Deming
Ayanna Dunn
Stephanie Fischer
Todd Galaida
Fran Holuba
Tanveer Kathawalla
Spike Mendelsohn
Micheline Mendelsohn
Carlos Merizalde
Gregory Nelson
Laura-Gail Smith
Paige Speyer
Marguerite Thompson
Lindsey Vaala
Jimmy Yeh

To redeem and activate your Les XX card, visit Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities at The Phillips Collection from September 27, 2014–January 11, 2015 and mention "Les XX" at the admissions desk. Your first perk will be free admission to the exhibition, and you have unlocked special access and privleges around Washington, DC. While supplies last


  • First admission free
  • 20% off at Tryst at the Phillips café (see details below) and the museum shop
  • Free drink at one Phillips after 5 event. Choose from: October 2, November 6, or December 4. Limit one per cardholder

Community Partner Benefits


  • 15% discount on any visit
  • 15% discount on Neo-Impressionism class package on Nov. 11, 7-8:30 pm, including studio time, canvas, and drink. Online reservations highly recommended; select "I Have a Voucher or Gift Card" reservation option and present card to bar manager upon arrival. Make a reservation

Béarnaise Restaurant

  • Four Neo-Impressionism themed cocktails, $7 each

Belle Aurora Designs

  • 20% off purchase of product or fully custom invitation, card, or artwork. Use promo code LESBELLESXX at checkout

Café Bonaparte

  • 20% off any sweet crepe. Not available on weekends; MondayFriday only

Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee

  • 10% off purchase at any location

Firefly Restaurant

  • Unlock two Neo-Impressionism themed cocktails: Night Café (Pierre Ferrand Cognac, Yellow Chartreuse, Kaffemoka, Tobacco Bitters) & Beyond the Meridian (Kappos Pisco, Suze, Senior Curacao, Grapefruit, Szechaun Buttons), $13 each
  • Create-a-cocktail class:

Neo-impressionism, Absinthe + the Rise of Café Culture, Saturday, December 6th, 3-4 pm, $20
This class focuses on the drinking culture and the rise of cocktail making becoming a more artistic endeavor in France around the time of Les XX; sample and learn about absinthe and cocktails of the time period, including the famous Earthquake, Maiden's Blush and Aviation. Space is limited; purchase seats by emailing Ozan.Yalcindag@firefly-dc.com or by calling 202-861-1310 and mention promo code Les XX.

Grooming Lounge

  • Complimentary hot lather shave with purchase of other service of equal or greater value at Grooming Lounge Men's Barbershop/Spa. Limit one per Les XX cardholder

iCi Urban Bistro

  • 15% off lunch, dinner, or Le Bar purchase. Not valid during breakfast and cannot be combined with other offers


  • 15% off purchase from stock
  • 20% off custom orders (shirts and suits).

Cannot be combined with any other promotion offered in the store

La Jolie European Skincare

  • Complimentary eyebrow shaping with purchase of other service at La Jolie European Skincare. Limit one per Les XX cardholder

Looped Yarn Works

  • Free Beginner Knit or Crochet Class with 10% off materials. Pick the class that fits your schedule from the Looped calendar and call to register at 202-714-5667; mention that you are a Les XX cardholder.


  • 2-for-1 macarons. Limit one per Les XX cardholder

Naked Decor

  • 25% off purchases. Use promo code lesxx at checkout

Napoleon Bistro

  • 2-for-1 secret Neo-Impressionism cocktails at the bar. Cocktail changes monthly. Not available in lounge after 11 pm Fridays and Saturdays

Pure Barre

  • 15% off any full-priced class packages
  • 10% off any full-priced retail* in-studio. *Pure Barre branded apparel excepted.
  • Les XX Private Pure Barre class, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2:30 pm. Space limited; please RSVP to awike@phillipscollection.org

Redeem in-studio only. Discounts valid during promotional period only. All classes must be used by January 11, 2015. Discount limited to 3 class packages per client. Not valid on any pre-discounted package, including memberships, the new client special, baby bounce back, or bride to be package. No cash value, not transferable, not valid with any other promotion or discount.

salon nordine

  • Complimentary blowout with purchase of other service at Salon Nordine.  Limit one per Les XX cardholder

stubble & 'stache

  • 15% off online product purchases. Use promo code LesBeardXX at checkout
  • Invitation to grooming and fashion events. DATE/TIME TBD 


  • 10% off purchases over $100. Excludes sale items and furniture. Cannot be combined with other discounts

Tryst at the Phillips café

  • 20% off purchase

Washington National Opera

  • Invitation to La Bohème preview event, Monday, October 27, 6 pm
    Join the director and artists for a look behind the scenes of La Bohème. Les XX cardholders also receive access to view the Orchestra Tech Rehearsal, and discount ticket offers for performances. Space limited; RSVP required. RSVP to Kathryn Ruff at akruff@kennedy-center.org

WINK Boutique

  • 15% off purchase