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The Phillips Collection

1600 21st St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection, America's first museum of modern art.

The Phillips Collection is an art museum founded by Duncan Phillips and Marjorie Acker Phillips in 1921. Among the artists represented in the collection are Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Gustave Courbet, El Greco, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Pierre Bonnard, Paul Klee, Arthur Dove, Winslow Homer, James McNeill Whistler, Jacob Lawrence, Augustus Vincent Tack, Georgia O'Keeffe, Karel Appel, Joan Miro, Mark Rothko and Berenice Abbott. The Phillips Collection is housed in a distinctive space in Washington's Dupont Circle neighborhood. A Georgian Revival house dating to 1897, the Phillips house now forms the southern section of the museum building, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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