Historic home of Phillips Collection reopens after fire

The walls of the grand parlor and original bedrooms, home to some of Washington’s most famous paintings, are repainted in delicate shades named Lulled Beige and Misty Mica. The trim of some rooms are a shimmering sand, better to complement Pierre Bonnard’s pastels and Edgar Degas’ dancers. The new oak floors shine with polish. Outside, the mansion’s bricks have been replaced and repointed, and the hand-carved stonework repaired.

And finally, the priceless works of art that have made the Phillips Collection a popular destination for 90 years have been rehung.

Following a disastrous fire last September, the original 1897 Phillips home has been closed until this week, although two modern additions remained open to the public.


Historic home of Phillips Collection reopens after fire.

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