ArtGrams: Edible Art


Photo: IG/patricklisko

In this month’s ArtGrams, we’re sharing your mouth-watering photos from Tryst at the Phillips café. Share your photos in and around the museum for a chance to be featured on the blog!


Photo: IG/maggiemainxx


Photo: IG/julietschwab


“All museums should have cafes like this,” says Instagrammer @stirfrey


Photo: IG/victoriadagli


Photo: IG/madalionthedandelion


Photo: IG/dcvikingthor


Photo: IG/jkbee7

ArtGrams is a monthly series in which we feature our favorite Instagrammed pictures taken around or inspired by the museum. Each month, we’ll feature a different theme based on trends we’ve seen in visitor photos. Hashtag your images with #PhillipsCollection or tag your location for a chance to be featured.

Museum Mingling: Keeping Staff Connected

Brooke Rosenblatt, foreground, talks with Scott S and other colleagues over lunch in the cafe this past Monday. Photo: Sue Nichols

Phillips employee Brooke Rosenblatt, foreground, and colleagues talk with trustee Scott Spector over lunch in the café this past Monday. Photo: Sue Nichols

Our museum is fortunate to have a cadre of absolutely fantastically devoted trustees, and they are very supportive of museum staff. To give the trustees and staff a chance to get acquainted, we have instituted a series of mingling opportunities. These include lunches with a small number of staff members and a single trustee,  as well as periodic group lunches where several trustees and a larger number of staff gather for a musical chairs buffet lunch, giving everyone a chance for informal conversation. Brooke Rosenblatt, Manager of Programs and In-Gallery Interpretation, attended one of these lunches on Monday and shares her take on the experience:

“At the lunchtime meet-up, I got to know a couple of our Board members better. For instance, Carolyn Small Alper and I discussed her artistic and design practice; Scott Spector shared his insight on local neighborhoods and DC’s changing landscape. I really appreciated how both asked me about my experience of the Phillips and my contributions to the museum. In the comfort of our Tryst at the Phillips café,  I stayed right up until the end and enjoyed learning more about our museum’s governing body. And so did many of my colleagues.”