2 Hours for the Art Connoisseur in Dupont Circle

Explore O Street Museum in The Mansion, take a photo at the circle and visit America’s first museum of modern art.

Stop One

Explore O Street Museum in The Mansion

O & Hopkins streets NW
omuseum.org
11 am – 5 pm
$15
With over 100 rooms and 70 secret doors, The Mansion is one of the most unique properties in the world. Guests will enjoy searching for the secret doors, exploring themed rooms like the John Lennon Suite, Log Cabin, Safari Room and Mrs. Rosa Park’s Room (a resident of The Mansion when she visited DC), and browsing the museum’s collection of manuscripts, books, art, photographs, memorabilia and signature guitars (they have over 60 including Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, U2 and more).

 

Stop Two

Take a photo at the fountain

Dupont Circle NW
Free
The Dupont Circle fountain is one of DC’s most iconic landmarks outside of the National Mall. It was built by sculptor Daniel Chester French and architect Henry Bacon (known for designing the Lincoln Memorial), and serves as a gathering place where all are welcome, from artists and musicians to lovebirds, friends and travelers.

 

Stop Three

View Markus Lüpertz at The Phillips Collection

21st & Q streets, NW
phillipscollection.org
Tues – Sat: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday – 12 – 7 pm
$12
Discover the fascinating career of German artist Markus Lüpertz, who began painting in a postwar Germany dominated by American Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. Comprised of nearly 50 selections, the exhibition traces the artist’s entire career from his most recent works back to the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibition coincides with Markus Lupertz: Thread of History at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Together, the two presentations form Lupertz’s first major US museum retrospective.

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