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Lectures and Events

  • Conversations with Artists

    The lively Conversations with Artists series provides an opportunity to hear from and speak with leading contemporary artists in an informal setting.

  • Artists of Conscience Forum

    Since 2009, the Phillips’s Artists of Conscience symposium has brought together leading art collectors and committed philanthropists from around the world to engage with artists, art professionals, and diplomatic, Congressional, and Administration leaders to explore topics in modern and contemporary art in a global context.

  • Duncan Phillips Lectures

    The Duncan Phillips Lectures are given by distinguished artists, historians, and critics, whose presentations cover a broad range of aesthetic concerns. 

  • Creative Voices DC

    Inaugurated in 2011, Creative Voices DC brings together the local creative community of Washington, DC, through panel discussions that include artists, collectors, curators, writers, and performers. 

The lively Conversations with Artists series provides an opportunity to hear from and speak with leading contemporary artists in an informal setting.

Photograph of artist Leonardo Drew next to his sculpture made of black wood pieces

Leonardo Drew with his work Number 192 (2016) in the Phillips galleries before his Conversations with Artists event

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Academic Courses

The Center for Art and Knowledge expands on and develops new arts curriculum and extended studies courses and seminars focused on art, art history, arts management, museum studies, cultural diplomacy, conservation and interdisciplinary studies.

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Book Prize

The University of Maryland and Phillips Collection Book Prize supports publication of a first book by an emerging scholar.

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Postdoctoral Fellowships

The University of Maryland–Phillips Collection Fellowship in Modern and Contemporary Art History will support research and teaching on topics in American, European, or non-western art of all media from 1780 to the present.  

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