In fall 2015, The Phillips Collection and the University of Maryland launched a bold partnership with a shared vision to dramatically transform scholarship and innovation in the arts. Through this partnership, the Phillips will expand its education programs, reach new and diverse audiences, and pursue key initiatives that align with the museum’s strategic mission as an “experiment station” and institution for learning. At the same time, UMD will grow its established scholarship and academic programs within the arts, provide unparalleled research and education opportunities for UMD faculty and students, and expand its footprint in the nation’s capital.
The University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at The Phillips Collection is the museum’s nexus for academic work, scholarly exchange, and innovative interdisciplinary collaborations. Key collaborations under the newly named Center include joint programs with UMD. Jointly offered concerts feature UMD School of Music performers, and students have the opportunity to attend other Phillips Music concerts and participate in master classes related to the Leading International Composers series.