The historic mansionwhich housesThe Phillips Collectionis undergoing a preservation project which will continue until early 2018. The Collection's critically-acclaimed music series continues next door in theCosmos Club’selegantBeaux Arts Warne Ballroom. The project at the Phillips has been carefully designed to enhance the 1897 building’s historic character and to preserve the museum’s celebrated collection for years to come. Upon completion of the project, concerts will return to the mansion's iconic music room for the remainder of the season. The Phillips Collection Concert Seriesis listed in the "Music in DC: Select" column of this edition.
Dr. Dorothy Kosinski, Director of The Phillips Collection, was recognized with the Order of the Italian Star in December of 2017 in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the arts and promotion of Italian culture. Image below: Dr. Dorothy Kosinski - Photo by Daniel Schwartz
The Phillips Collection is exhibiting Ten Americans After Paul Klee, thru May 6.The exhibition “explores the role of Swiss-born artist Paul Klee in mid-20th century American art, shedding new light on important figures in American Abstract Expressionist and Color Field painting who adapted aspects of Klee’s art and ideology into their own development. Artists who were influenced by Klee include William Baziotes, Gene Davis, Adolph Gottlieb, Norman Lewis, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Jackson Pollock, Theodoros Stamos, Mark Tobey, and Bradley Walker Tomlin.