Friday, January 14, 2011

The Phillips Collection FREE Weekend is Here

The Phillips Collection celebrates its 90th anniversary and launches the countdown to its centennial, beginning with a free weekend on Jan. 15 and 16. The free weekend heralds the joyful reopening of the original Phillips house, closed for repair after a fire in early September. The Phillips welcomes visitors back to its intimate galleries where a spectacular new installation of masterworks from the permanent collection is on view, along with a special installation of Sir Howard Hodgkin’s most ambitious work to date, As Time Goes By (2009).

Work-of-art birthday cake designs by pastry chefs Rebekka Baltzell (Restaurant Eve), Kevin Boxx (Domaso Trattoria), Peter Brett (Blue Duck Tavern), Warren Brown (Cake Love), Chris Kujala (RIS), Marilyn Mueller (Susan Gage Catering), Travis Olson (1789), Melanie Parker (701), and Tom Wellings (Equinox) inspired by artworks in the Phillips will be on display for one weekend only. Visitors vote for their favorite by donating $1 in support of Phillips education programs. The celebration continues in the museum’s café by FoodArts, where visitors 21 and over will enjoy complimentary champagne while supplies last.

CLICK HERE for location and be sure to check out this rare opportunity to see the museum for FREE.

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