April 20, 2014 20:17 UTC


American Art Works Return to Nation's Capital

The Phillips Collection

More than 200 art works by some of America’s best artists have returned home to a museum in Washington, D.C. The paintings had been traveling to shows around the world for the last four years. Now they are on exhibit at the Phillips Collection again. More

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