One of the cornerstones of the DC art scene is the Phillips Collection in Dupont Circle. Known as the First Museum Of Modern Art, this gallery in the trendy Dupont Circle community of Washington, D.C.
The Phillips Collection features over 4,000 works of art in a variety of styles and eras, from French Impressionism to Contemporary Art to photography. Featuring art from famous artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, the museum is a great place to spend a rainy DC afternoon. Aside from the permanent collection there are different rotating exhibitions (you can view the official schedule here).
Getting to Dupont Circle is a breeze. From bike share to Uber to metered parking. However, the #1 way to get there is by taking the metro, as the building is just 2 blocks away from the Dupont Circle Metro Station.
Living in Dupont Circle means you have seemingly unlimited options for entertainment, and the Phillips Collection is just one of many ways to get lost in an afternoon. The Nellis Group’s latest listing, an affordable studio condo just down the street on New Hampshire Ave, puts you right in the center of the culture and excitement of Dupont Circle.
The Phillips Collection Building is located at 1600 21st Street NW Washington DC. It is Closed on Mondays, and open 10am-8:30pm (Thursdays) 10am-5pm (Tuesday-Saturday), and Noon-6:30pm (Sunday). The permanent collection is free to view on weekdays 10am-5pm, and adults will pay around $10-$12 for other exhibits or on weekends and on Thursday nights.