It may be unusually quiet in our offices, but the Phillips has been packed this week. It is wonderful to stroll through the galleries filled with visitors enjoying our special Degas exhibition, but also lingering in the Main Gallery focused on Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party, The Klee Room, the Music Room adorned with the Augustus Vincent Tack cycle, as well as the second floor galleries where an installation reveals a special dialogue between the works of Joseph Marioni, “painter of liquid light”, and masterworks from the permanent collection. I love the variety, the energy. I want to thank my wonderful staff for their hard work throughout this anniversary year. I especially want to thank our wonderful members and visitors for helping us celebrate this milestone in The Phillips Collection’s history. Happy New Year!
Dorothy Kosinski, Director