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Inaugural Lecture
Saturday, May 13

10:30 AM

Duncan Phillips’s Modern Vision
Susan Behrends Frank, curator, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

Established in Washington, DC, at the end of World War I by the young collector Duncan Phillips (1886–1966), The Phillips Collection has always been dedicated to the idea of modernism as a dialogue between the past and the present. A pioneer in many ways, Phillips had a keen enthusiasm for the art of his time. Relying on his eye for great talent and potential, he assembled a world-class collection that would be “an American Prado.” Dr. Frank’s lecture will provide insights into the evolution of Phillips’s eye and his determination to create in the nation’s capital an “experiment station” for modernism.

Seating is limited.
Pavilion Auditorium; simulcast in Kahn Auditorium