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  • Impressionisti e moderni
    Impressionist and Modern
    Masterworks from The Phillips Collection
    Roma - Exhibitions, from 16/10/15 to 14/02/16
  • Palazzo delle Esposizioni
    Impressionist and Modern
    Masterworks from The Phillips Collection
    Palazzo delle Esposizioni, from 16/10/15 to 14/02/16

Impressionist and Modern Masterworks from The Phillips Collection



Impressionist and Modern. Masterworks from The Phillips Collection presents sixty-two paintings from America’s first museum of modern art.

A treasured Washington, D.C. institution opened to the public in 1921, The Phillips Collection was conceived by its founder, Duncan Phillips, as “an intimate museum combined with an experiment station” in the nation’s capital where the art of one’s time would be exhibited in the company of well-known masterpieces. The Phillips Collection is recognized around the world today for its premiere collection of modern and contemporary art. As it approaches its centenary, the Phillips has organized a landmark traveling exhibition from its rich holdings to be presented for the first time in the Italian capital. 

This oustanding exhibition of European and American painting is arranged chronologically, its macro-sections reflecting all of the major cultural trends that crossed the 19th and the 20th centuries up to World War II. The exhibition begins with the works of the major early 19th century artists who revolutionised European painting, from Goya and Ingres to Delacroix, Courbet and Manet, in close dialogue with the great French impressionist masters as Van Gogh Cézanne, Degas, Monet and Sisley. Central to the exhibition are modern masters who have shaped the artistic vision of the 20th century, including Bonnard, Braque, Gris, Kandinsky, Kokoschka, Matisse, Modigliani, Picasso, Soutine, and Vuillard, along with the Americans Arthur Dove and Georgia O’Keeffe. Seminal works from the postwar period in the mid-20th century by American and European artists such as de Staël, Diebenkorn, Gottlieb, Guston, and Rothko, create an entirely new and robust experience for the visitor.


The Phillips Collection is substantially different from other institutions that were established between the wars in the last century as its founder was interested in the connections between works of art of the past and the present. Willing to support young artists of diverse aesthetic temperament, Phillips acquired works based on their merits, not because they illustrated schools of thoughts, were faddish, or were by famous names. As Phillips wrote in 1954 for a new generation: “Centuries and nationalities are mixed in our Gallery so that old and modern paintings can be brought together to be relevant and significant in some new context, some new contrast or analogy.” 


Masterworks from The Phillips Collection [shorter title here?] not only brings together the work of modernism’s greatest masters, but demonstrates “that art is a universal language” meant to be shared and enjoyed by audiences everywhere.

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  • The Site reopens to visitors on April 27 for the DL 52 of April 22, 2021
    Online booking required for Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

from October 30, 2020 until July 18, 2021
curated by Sarah Cosulich and Stefano Collicelli Cagol

Discover the security and safe measures here 

Info and booking

Individuals and groups
Tel. +39 06 39967500


Tel. +39 06 39967200

from monday to friday 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
on Saturday 9.00 am - 2.00 pm

Impressionist and Modern
Masterworks from The Phillips Collection



Ticket Office


    • from the 16th of October 2015 to the 17th of January 2016      

    full price € 12.50

    reduced price € 10.00

    reduced price ages 7/18 € 6.00
    schools € 4.00 each student

    • from the 18th of January to the 14th of February 2016 

    full price € 10,00

    reduced price € 8,00

    reduced price ages 7/18 anni € 6,00

    schools € 4,00 each student


    Admission to exhibitions at the Scuderie del Quirinale and at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni for students, researchers and undergraduates registered with public or private universities in Rome costs € 4.00 on Fridays and Saturdays, after 7.00 pm until the box office closes.


    First Wednesday of the month
    Thanks to Lottomatica free entry for under 30 on the first Wednesday of the month from 2:00pm to 7:00pm
    The entrance is free for single visitors only. It is not available for groups.

    Reduced price for:
    - young people under 26
    - senior citizens over 65
    - teachers
    - groups who book in advance (minimum 10  - maximum 25 people) from Tuesday to Friday
    - groups with special concessions
    - forces of law and order and the military on producing an ID
    - journalists with regular license of the National Order (professionals, practitioners, journalists) special price € 7,00

     Free admission for:
    - children under 6
    - 1 person accompanying each booked group
    - 1 person accompanying every 10 students
    - disabled (free admission for the person accompanying them)
    - Regione Lazio tourist guides
    - Regione Lazio tourist escorts
    - interpreters accompanying the guides- ICOM and ICROM card holders

  • Guided tour (min 10 - max 25 pax) 

    € 100,00 one exhibition | € 165,00 two exhibitions

    in Italian, English, French, Germany, Spanish

    Reservation required tel. +39 06 39967500

  • Guided tour (min 10 - max 25 pax) 

    € 80,00 one exhibition | € 100,00 two exhibitions

    in Italian, English, French, Germany, Spanish

    Reservation required tel. +39 06 39967200

Reservation Fee
  • Individuals: € 2.00, suggested

    Groups: € 30.00 (max 25 pax), required

    Schools: € 20.00 (max 25 pax), required

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