“The sort of a person we would all like to be, but aren’t . . .”

Read part one of Jenna’s remembrance of James McLaughlin and history of the staff show here. Duncan and Marjorie Phillips’s son Laughlin described his fondness for James McLaughlin and his character at McLaughlin’s 1982 memorial service: Jim was in many ways my mentor. When he first came to the Collection, he was 24 and I […]

James McLaughlin Memorial Staff Show

In honor of tonight’s opening reception for the 2011 staff show, coordinator Jenna Kowalke-Jones has written a remembrance of the show’s namesake, James McLaughlin. Watch for part two tomorrow. The Phillips Collection’s annual James McLaughlin Memorial Staff show opens this week, marking its 29th year. The first staff show opened in 1982 with an exhibition […]