The Phillips Collection retains the 19th-century grandeur enjoyed by the Phillips family. The gallery was opened in 1918 ... More
The Phillips Collection retains the 19th-century grandeur enjoyed by the Phillips family. The gallery was opened in 1918 while the family was still living in the home. The collection displays mostly 19th and 20th century American and European paintings. Significant works by Degas, Renoir, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Bonnard and Klee are on display. One can browse at leisure and perhaps, catch an art student working on a sketch. A cafe is also on site.
I used to be a fan of the Phillips Collection but as it has increased in popularity, the gallery's poor management has made it an uncomfortable experience. During my visit I was followed throughout each room on the main floor by gallery staff who treated me like I was about to tear works of art off the wall and walk out of there. The gallery also admitted so many people while I was there that it was impossible to see the special exhibit in the upstairs space because of the masses of people. Staff was unfriendly and the suggested donation is ridiculously pricey for something that's not really just a "suggestion." Overall, the old charm of the Phillips has become elitist, stuffy and overpriced. With so many excellent galleries, there is no need to spend your time and money here.
This famous square is often the site of protests and rallies, primarily because of its proximity to the White House
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