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The Phillips Collection is set to reopen its doors to the public on Thursday, October the 15th, with new safety measures in place that align with health guidelines in response to the pandemic. Early access will be offered to members and community partners from Thursday, October the 8th through Sunday, October the 11th.

This is really exciting news; the museum has been closed since March 14, but Phillips Collection staff have worked incredibly hard over the past few months to detail a phased plan that will allow the museum to reopen. The safety and comfort of visitors and staff is obviously top-priority.

The museum’s Goh Annex and Sant Building will be open Thursdays-Sundays from 11am to 6pm starting this Thursday, October the 8th for members and community partners and next Thursday, October the 15th for the public, with tickets available the Monday prior.

All visitors will be required to reserve a timed ticket and abide by safety guidelines (available at PhillipsCollection.org/visit). The historic house will be closed to the public at this time, and while the museum shop will be open, Tryst as the Phillips café will remain closed.

The Phillips Collection will continue to monitor CDC and DC guidelines, so stay tuned for any additional changes that may occur as a result of fluctuating policies.

Here’s what’s on view:

Moira Dryer: Back in Business
February 8–December 13, 2020

Featuring 22 of her richly textured and color saturated paintings and sculptures, this is the first comprehensive museum exhibition to consider the early work of Moira Dryer.

Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition
February 29, 2020–January 3, 2021

Riffs and Relations expands the narrative of modern art in America by exploring the rich and complex history of 20th- and 21st-century African American artists and their responses to European modernism.

Hopper in Paris: Selections from the Whitney Museum of the American Art
October 8, 2020–January 10, 2021

The Phillips Collection presents 11 paintings by Edward Hopper exclusively on loan from the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. These defining works were created during the iconic American artist’s early career while he lived in and visited Paris.

Brian Dailey: America in Color
October 8–December 31, 2020

Over 1,200 individual portraits taken in 22 states across 20,000 miles of both rural and urban America constitutes this poignant project about democracy, political diversity, and personal identity.

MORAL INJURY / SO VOTE: A Special Installation by Jenny Holzer
September 24–November 4, 2020

As part of our celebration of women artists in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, The Phillips Collection presents a special installation on the outside of the museum by Jenny Holzer.

Selections from the Permanent Collection

Highlights include The Rothko Room, Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party, selections from Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series, and more.

The Phillips Collection will continue to present digital offerings and all public programs will be virtual. Please visit phillipscollection.org/about/stay-connected to learn more.


Featured image by Carl Maynard ft. the work of Jenny Holzer