The Phillips: D.C.’s own MOMA

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The Phillips Collection House. Courtesy of The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC. Photo: Robert Lautman The Phillips Collection calls itself America’s first modern art museum. Opened in 1921, a full eight years before its behemoth counterpart in midtown Manhattan, this Dupont Circle museum started life in the home of its founder, Duncan Phillips. Over time, the burgeoning collection outgrew its space …

Matisse and Diebenkorn: The Time is Now

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Artists have a reputation for being unappreciated in their time, doomed to a life of meager earnings and anonymity. Only after their deaths do they receive the praise and reverence they so desired from the critics and the masses, their epitaphs reading, “I told you so.” Exactly what they wanted, just a little too late. Not so for Richard Diebenkorn …

Kreegers’ Eponymous Museum Immortalizes Art Collection

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Don’t you wish you had your own Kreeger Museum? But of course it wouldn’t be Kreeger, it would be your name, and it would have the stuff you like in it. That’s how David and Carmen Kreeger did it. Huge art fans and wealthy to boot (Kreeger was chairman and CEO of GEICO), the Kreegers amassed a huge collection of …

A! U! Come See These Great Art Exhibits on Campus!

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At a time when the arts are frequently shelved in American schools in favor of drilling students in math, science and technology, it’s good to know that some schools still value creativity. American University was one of the first colleges in the U.S. to offer fine arts degrees, and today the school boasts a three-story, 44,000-square-foot museum that holds more …

Glenstone: An Art Museum and Sculpture Garden That is Itself a Work of Art

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Glenstone is an art museum and sculpture garden that is itself a work of art.    Designed by architect Charles Gwathmey, the modern-looking museum, best known for its collection of post-World War II art, sits on 200 acres of former fox-hunting grounds in Potomac, Maryland. Sculptures by Andy Goldsworthy, Jeff Koons, Tony Smith, Richard Serra and other acclaimed artists surround the …

A Dose of Culture in Adams Morgan

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If you’re in Adams Morgan and you’re feeling fine, stop in to Morton Fine Art and get a dose of culture. Adams Morgan may be best known for its bars and nightlife, but you should visit during the day and check out Morton — it’s quiet and dignified, but edgy and au courant. Morton Fine Art wears many hats. They want you …

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

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Los Angeles is home to some of the world’s best art, and a great way to view some of it is to visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), a beautifully manicured outdoor campus comprised of several art-filled buildings. LACMA also provides plenty of outdoor space to walk or to sit and relax and enjoy LA’s fabulous weather. …