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The Phillips Collection Celebrates Centennial

January 21, 2021

In 2021, The Phillips Collection, America’s first museum of modern art, celebrates its centennial with an exhibtion running February 20 through September 21, 2021.


The museum opened its doors 100 years ago as a memorial to founder Duncan Phillips's father, Duncan Clinch Phillips, and brother, James, who died in the 1918 flu epidemic. Recognizing the healing power of art, Phillips sought to share his “living” collection in a welcoming space and to inspire others to find beauty in the artist's unique way of seeing the world.


Building on this founding principle, Seeing Differently: The Phillips Collects for a New Century at once commemorates the museum’s centennial and launches its next vibrant chapter.


Drawn from its growing collection of nearly 6,000 works, Seeing Differently will highlight over 200 works by artists from the 19th century to the present, including paintings, works on paper, prints, photographs, sculptures, quilts, and videos. Spread throughout the entire museum, the exhibition will explore the complexities of our ever-changing world through themes of identity, history, place, and the senses.

Seeing Differently marks the first major celebration of the museum’s permanent collection in over 10 years. Guided by Duncan Phillips’s belief in the universal language of art as a unifying force for social change, the exhibition will present dynamic, engaging juxtapositions that connect artists past and present across national, racial, and gender lines.


Seeing Differently is accompanied by a major exhibition catalogue (The Phillips Collection in association with Giles, 2021) and a multitude of interdisciplinary programs.

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Ways to Watch the Inauguration

January 19, 2021

Tune in for the 59th Presidential Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Wednesday, January 20 at or on any of these social media channels: YouTubeFacebookTwitter, and Twitch.


You can also watch the livestream via these streaming partners:

  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Microsoft Bing
  • NewsNOW from Fox
  • AT&T U-verse (Channel 212/1212 in SD/HD)
  • AT&T DIRECTV (Channel 201)

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Brasserie Liberté Open for MLK Day Brunch

January 14, 2021

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday January 18, 2021 at Brasserie Liberté!


The brunch menu features the "Eggs Benedict" with Thyme-Rosemary Ham, Poached Eggs, Hollandaise, English Muffin, Home Fries, and a Petite Salad for $16.95; the "Steak and Eggs" with Marinated Hanger Steak, Piperade, Salsa Brava, Poached Egg, Petite Salad, and Home Fries (GF) for $22.95; "Avocado Toast" with Sundried-Tomatoes, Pickled Red Onions, Frisée, Poached Eggs, Thick-Cut Sourdough, and Home Fries (V) for $16.95 and "Liberté Classic Burger" with 8oz Burger, Caramelized Onion Jam, Pickled Red Onions, American Cheese, Garlic Aoili, Brioche Bun, and Frites  for $15.95.


Guests can indulge in champagne specials, which includes a "Mimosa Kit" consisting of a bottle of house sparkling wine with seasonal juices for the table for $35. Specials also include the choice of a bucket of mini bottles (4) of Le Grand Courtâge Rosé for $40 or a bottle of Bottle of Veuve “Yellow Label” for $75.


View the full menu here. To make a reservation for the patio, guests can visit OpenTable or call 202.878.8404.


Brasserie Liberté  is located at 3251 Prospect Street in Georgetown.

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