Installation view, Richard Tuttle: It Seems Like It's Going To Be, September 13 – December 30, 2018, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. © Richard Tuttle, Photography by Rhiannon Newman.

Museum Exhibitions

Richard Tuttle

It Seems Like It's Going To Be

The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

September 13 – December 30, 2018

Prominent American artist Richard Tuttle (b.1941), best known for his subtle and enigmatic works, presents It Seems Like It's Going To Be at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. Spread throughout the second floor of the original Phillips House galleries, the elaborate installation, which is presented as part of the Phillips' Intersections exhibition series, combines an original poem by Tuttle with 41 works he created for each verse. By juxtaposing his poetry with visual objects and also bringing into the conversation works on paper from the Phillips’s permanent collection—by Matisse, Dove, Hepworth, Avery, Rodin, and others—the artist creates a unique experience that favors slow looking and introspection. 

The Phillips Collection's Intersections program is a series of contemporary art projects that explores—as the title suggests—the intriguing intersections between old and new traditions, modern and contemporary art practices, and museum spaces and artistic interventions. Whether engaging with the permanent collection or diverse spaces in the museum, the projects suggest new relationships with their own surprises.

For more information about the exhibition, please visit The Phillips Collection's (opens in a new window) website.

  • Museum Exhibitions — Richard Tuttle in The Phillips Collection's "Intersections" Series, Aug 16, 2018