Alec MacKaye, preparator How did you learn about the Phillips? This is a funny question [for a Washington, D.C. native]! Like asking how did one first hear about the White House or the cherry blossoms or Neil Armstrong. I heard about The Phillips Collection because it holds a place in United States cultural history, in [...]
Every time a painting is hung in a certain position in the museum’s first gallery, it reflects merchandise displayed in the adjacent shop. For museum assistants stationed in this space, Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party is often closer than we think . . .
JOSEPH SHETLER, Museum Assistant How did you learn about the Phillips? I had moved here from Arizona and had never really spent much time east of Indiana so I had no idea where to look for a job or what museums where here other than the handful on the mall. So the answer to that [...]