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Jacob Lawrence Struggle Series Thru Aug 9

August 4, 2015

Now through August 9th, The Phillips Collection is showing painting from Jacob Lawrence’s Struggle series.

Produced between 1954 and 1956, the series illustrates scenes from American history, chronicling events from the Revolutionary War through the great westward expansion of 1817.

This exhibition, which brings together 12 panels from the private collection of Harvey and Harvey-Ann Ross, presents a rare glimpse into the artist’s narrative invention at mid-century while exploring the significance of his Struggle series.

The Phillips Collection is located at 1600 21st Street NW. Tel: 202.387.2151

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Camp Tudor Place

July 16, 2015

Exploration and authenticity are the hallmarks of camp at Tudor Place. During Summer History Week, campers aged 4 to 10 explore the past through cooking, movement, archaeology, and historical analysis, partaking in games, dance, fun with costumes, exploring the estate, and handling artifacts from the museums’ Education Collection.

  • For children aged 4-10 at start of camp.
  • Discounts available for families registering more than one child.
  • Before- and after-care available.

Monday – Friday, August 3 – 7
9 am – noon

For more information, contact Alexis Miller at 202.965.0400 x108.


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'American Moments: Photographs from The Phillips Collection' June 16- Sept. 13

June 15, 2015

In celebration of recent major gifts, The Phillips Collection presents for the first time a major photography exhibition drawn exclusively from the museum’s permanent collection. American Moments: Photographs from The Phillips Collection features more than 130 photographs by 33 artists that showcase the strength and variety of the museum’s fast-growing photography collection through examples of Modernism, street photography, documentary expression, and photojournalism.

These remarkable new additions guide the broad themes of the exhibition. The city became one of America’s most potent symbols after World War I, and photographs by Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, Lewis Hine, Clarence John Laughlin, and Paul Strand, among others, capture its sense of wonder.

The exhibition highlights photographs of urban and rural scenes taken on travels across America for the federal government, as magazine commissions, and as private work. 

The Phillips Collection is located at 1600 21st Street NW.

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