About The Phillips Collection Annual Gala

The Phillips Collection Annual Gala celebrates the Phillips’s ongoing commitment to education, cultural diplomacy, and exploration of modern and contemporary art around the world. This special event brings together Members of Congress and the Administration, Supreme Court Justices, senior corporate executives, ambassadors, philanthropists, and national media for an unforgettable evening among the museum’s masterpieces.

At this year’s gala we are honored to celebrate The Phillips Collection with our 2020 diplomatic partner, the Embassy of Singapore. All gala proceeds directly support The Phillips Collection’s innovative art education programs, which impact thousands of students, families, adults, and teachers in Washington, DC, and across the country. Although we can't gather in the galleries; we look forward to welcoming you at the 2020 Annual Virtual Gala. Your contribution directly enriches lives and strengthens communities through the power of art.

About the Gala in a Box

Celebrating at home need not be boring! We are thrilled to offer as part of the gala package the incredible catering that comes with the Annual Gala.

This year, we'll be providing a "Gala in a Box" for our guests, filled with Singapore-inspired food, wine, and other culinary treats to ensure you have everything you need for this festive occasion!

About The Phillips Collection

For nearly 100 years, The Phillips Collection, America’s first museum of modern art, has presented one of the world’s most distinguished Impressionist and American Modern art collections. Including paintings by Pierre Bonnard, Honore Daumier, Richard Diebenkorn, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Mark Rothko, and Vincent van Gogh, among others, the museum continues to acquire new works, many by contemporary artists such as John Akomfrah, Benny Andrews, Wolfgang Laib, Simone Leigh, Zilia Sánchez, and Leo Villareal. Its distinctive building combines extensive new galleries with the former home of its founder, Duncan Phillips.

The Phillips’s impact spreads nationally and internationally through its highly distinguished special exhibitions, programs, and events that catalyze dialogue surrounding the continuity between art of the past and the present. Among the Phillips’s esteemed programs are its award-winning education programs for educators, students, and adults; well-established Phillips Music series; and sell-out Phillips after 5 events. The museum contributes to dialogue about art on a global scale with events like Conversations with Artists and the International Forum. The Phillips Collection values its community partnerships with the University of Maryland—the museum’s nexus for academic work, scholarly exchange, and interdisciplinary collaborations—and THEARC—the museum’s new campus serving the Southeast DC community.