EIN 53-0204620

The Phillips Collection

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The Phillips Collection is an intimate museum combined with an experiment station. At its heart is an exceptional Collection of modern and contemporary art around which we create a dynamic environment for looking, learning, and enjoyment. The Phillips...

Program areas at The Phillips Collection

Management and maintenance of The museum's permanent Collection of over 4,500 works originally created beginning in 1913 by duncan Phillips and later his wife marjorie Phillips and opened to The public in 1921 as The nation's first museum of modern and contemporary art. Activities include conservation, acquisition of new works through both gift and purchase, digital reproduction for publications and for presentation on The museum's website, and in social media. Research and interpretation for scholars and The public is made available through The use of our library and archives. The high quality of works in The Collection presents many opportunities for collaboration with other museums both for exhibition partnerships and for sharing works to enhance exhibitions at other venues. The museum has featured The work of living artists from its inception, and The tradition continues today. The Phillips also develops exhibitions which travel to other venues to give those living outside The dc area The opportunity to enjoy our artwork. Individual works of art are loaned to various exhibitions around The world.
Development and presentation of special exhibitions including works from The museum's own holdings, loans from individuals and other institutions, and collaborations with other venues. Highlights from fy19 include: nordic impressions: art from land, denmark, The faroe islands, finland, greenland, iceland, norway, and sweden, 1821-2018; zilia sanchez: soy isla (i am an island); and The warmth of other suns: stories of global displacement.
Public activities and outreach including special events, media and marketing activities, visitor amenities, and community relations. The museum's renowned concert series continued with outstanding and widely-hailed performances of approximately 30-40 important artists during The year. The museum continues its extensive list of partnerships throughout The city. The museum's shop and cafe continue as exceptional amenities for our onsite visitors; and our social media presence grows monthly.

Form 990s for The Phillips Collection

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-072021-01-28990View PDF
2018-072019-08-17990View PDF
2017-072018-09-12990View PDF
2016-072017-08-18990View PDF
2015-072016-07-22990View PDF
...and 5 more Form 990s

Who funds The Phillips Collection

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Robert P and Arlene R Kogod Family FoundationDonation$225,000
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...and 39 more grants received

Financials for The Phillips Collection

RevenuesFYE 07/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$15,584,489
Program services$2,860,937
Investment income and dividends$1,324,499
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$17,408
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,794,164
Net income from fundraising events$-120,973
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$351,974
Miscellaneous revenues$1,103
Total revenues$21,813,601

Personnel at The Phillips Collection

Dorothy KosinskiVradenburg Director and Chief Executive Officer$319,241
Susan J NicholsChief Operating Officer$168,628
Cheryl NicholsChief Financial Officer$97,733
 Subscribe to viewChief Information Officer
 Subscribe to viewChief Curator and Deupty Director$169,109
...and 11 more key personnel

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Museum of ScienceBoston, MA$84,543,128
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General information
1600 21ST Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Website URL
(202) 387-2151
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A51: Art Museums
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
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