Happy Anniversary, Duncan and Marjorie

When librarian Karen Schneider gives tours of the museum, she often starts with the story of Duncan and Marjorie. They met at the Century Club in New York City in January 1921 where Marjorie Acker had gone to see selections from Duncan’s art collection on display, and, as Karen puts it, they began a conversation […]

Phillips Petting Zoo: Duncan and Marjorie Phillips

Recently, I began to think about the numerous connections between pets and artwork in The Phillips Collection, and was surprised by the richness of this topic. So much so, I’m writing a series exploring the intersection of pets with the collection. In honor of the museum’s 90th, this post looks at Duncan and Marjorie Phillips. […]

Jefferson Place Gallery: Helene McKinsey Herzbrun and Hilda Thorpe

In one of our permanent collection galleries, Curator Renee Maurer has selected works by artists who were associated with Jefferson Place Gallery (1957–1974), a small cooperative gallery dedicated to promoting and exhibiting the work of DC-based artists. When it opened at 1216 Connecticut Avenue, just south of Dupont Circle, it was one of the few […]