FEDLINK Library Tour Series
The Phillips Collection Library and Archive
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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The Phillips Collection is America's first museum of modern art. It opened in 1921, eight years before the opening of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. The museum's collection of over 4,000 works includes paintings by American and French modernists as well as works by contemporary artists. The Phillips Collection continues to be an "experiment station," a term coined by founder Duncan Phillips to express the idea of supporting younger, lesser-known artists, and exhibiting the work of artists of different time periods and cultures together.

The museum's library includes 10,000 books, the majority of which are artist's monographs. Attendees will be able to see books by Duncan Phillips as well as books from his personal library. In addition, there will be a tour of an archival exhibition on Phillips Collection history as well as an opportunity to view several paintings from the permanent collection, including the museum's most famous work, Luncheon of the Boating Party.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Phillips Collection Library and Archive
1600 21st Street NW, Washington DC 20009

Directions and Metro Information
Take the Red Line to DuPont Circle and exit at the Q Street side. Walk one block to 1600 21st Street, at the corner of 21st and Q. We will meet at the main entrance on 21st Street.

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Limited to 20 attendees.

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