Please note: To prepare for the annual gala, the permanent collection will be closed this Friday, May 4. The Snapshotexhibition will be open free of charge.
In honor of the Snapshot exhibition’s Dutch artists, the Phillips celebrates all things Dutch with gallery talks, a double dutch jump roping performance by the DC Retro Jumpers, a selection of Dutch beers at the cash bar, and more.
Reservations are strongly advised for this popular event. $12;
Leading European Composers: Michel van der Aa
May 10, 6 pm
A successful film and stage director, Michel van der Aa is also one of Europe’s most sought-after composers. Van der Aa has selected musicians from the International Contemporary Ensemble to perform his works for this concert. $20, $8 for members. Reservations recommended. Reserve
On May 9 at 6 pm, join us for an intimate talk with the composer
revolving around his music theater works. By donation. Reservations recommended. Reserve
Duncan Phillips Lecture: Gary Tinterow
May 17, 6 pm
Tinterow discusses his experience as chairman of the Met’s department of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art, and the collectors and acquisitions that shaped the history of the museum. After nearly three decades at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tinterow is now director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
$20; $8 for members; free for students. Registration required
Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard
FINAL WEEK! Exhibition closes Sunday, May 6
Reading Room: Duncan Phillips and Washington Collections in the 1920s
through Dec. 30
AAMD Art Museum Day: May 18, 2012
The Phillips Collection is proud to participate in the Association of Art Museum Directors’ Art Museum Day 2012. When you visit the museum on May 18, enjoy:
- Free admission
- 20%-off Individual ($48, usually $60), Dual/Family ($80, usually $100), and Friend ($200, usually $250) membership levels
- Personal Response Tour at noon: Phillips educators lead participants as they explore the museum through the lens of their own perceptions and experiences, engaging in activities in the galleries to answer the overarching question, “What is the importance of this work to me?”