Art “Hot” Spot Free This Month

Museum Reopens After Fire, Currently Free to Visitors

TLMD_Sarah Stage

The Phillips Collection isn't going to let a little fire stop them from showing their art. The museum will be free for the month of September following a fire last week.

The museum reopened Saturday, following a fire caused by renovations on the roof. Fortunately, there was no significant damage to any of the artwork.

Patrons will now be able to visit nearly all of the museum’s exhibits free of charge until the end of the month. The Phillips House, one of the more popular attractions, remains closed for repairs.

Those taking advantage of the free opportunity will be able to enjoy works of art by Renoir and Robert Ryman. The staff at the Phillips Collection says donations will be gladly accepted.

Visitors should note that most phone lines are still down at the museum.

Let's Go Around Town: Keep up with what's happening in the D.C. area anytime, anywhere. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Sign up for our e-mail newsletters and find out What You're Doing Tonight with texts delivered right to your mobile phone -- just text DCTONIGHT to 622339 to sign up. (Message and data rates may apply.) Don't forget our iPhone app!

Contact Us