Thank You For a Fantastic 95th Year!

We set out in January to kick off the countdown to our centennial, and what a year of celebrations it’s been!

Our 95th anniversary year by the numbers:

  • 1,100 pound Karel Appel sculpture acquired
  • 39 Phillips Music concerts; 10,389 attendees
  • 16 exhibitions
  • 9,000 members
  • 12 Phillips after 5 events; 7,000 attendees
  • 10,090 studentsparticipated in PrismK.12 tours
  • 65,400 social media followers; 8.3M impressions; 82 ArtGrams shared
  • 90,000 students, teachers, and parents
  • 200 public tours
  • 27,121 cups of coffee served at Tryst at the Phillips
  • 150,902 museum visitors


And the winner is . . .

Last night, a curious audience sat down in our auditorium to screen ten videos–the jury-selected finalists of the Snapshot Home Movie Contest. Afterwards, one by one, audience members dropped a red ticket into one of ten boxes, each marked with the name of a finalist.The video with the most red tickets would win the “crowd favorite” title along with a slate of great prizes, including exposure during the DC Shorts Film Festival.

Meet the winner, Marie McGrory, a student at The George Washington University. Watch her video below, which she created during her recent spring break. Marie filmed virtually everything that happened at her family’s New York home that week, and edited her footage down to a final story that focuses on the importance of food in her family and their St. Patrick’s Day traditions. As jury-member and Washington Post Style Blog writer Maura Judkis observes, Marie’s delightful parents make incredibly compelling characters.

The McGrory Clan from Marie McGrory on Vimeo.