It was a hundred years in the making and worth the anticipation when The Phillips Collection celebrated their 100 years as America’s first museum of modern and contemporary art. For a century, the Phillips Collection has been harnessing the power of art and innovation to create joyful and empathetic experiences in Washington, D.C., and beyond. The Centennial Gala is the crowning event of the year. It is an opportunity to share their bold vision for the next century and thank donors and corporate and community leaders for their continued support.

A Century of Enriching Lives + Strengthening Communities

With an ‘A’ list attendee list, The Phillips Collection Centennial Gala celebrated the gallery’s ongoing commitment to education, cultural diplomacy, and exploration of modern and contemporary art worldwide. This special event brought together an exciting group of attendees, including Members of Congress and the Administration, Supreme Court Justices, senior corporate executives, ambassadors, philanthropists, and national media, for an unforgettable evening!

An Unforgettable Night

Have you ever thought how fun it would be if you could join Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party?  Guests of The Phillips Collection’s 2022 gala got to do just that. They also enjoyed an in-depth look into the history of The Phillips Collection and how they have used art to spark conversation, foster empathy, and build a community for 100 years. This heart-pumping evening included immersive art, modern art-themed cocktails + menu, and live music that kept everyone on their feet all night!

Success in the Details


Venue Highlights

Transformed the National Cathedral into an immersive art experience to highlight 100 years of enriching lives and strengthening communities. A highlight of the evening included a ‘living installation’ of the Riverboat Party.


Unique Elements

With an evening filled with modern art-inspired live entertainment, curated cocktails and menu, and art activations from The Phillips Collection, the attendees left feeling inspired for another 100 years of art.


Linder Moments

With an event of this size and importance, Linder ensured its success by creating intimate details like general consulting, creative partnering, and vendor management; while supporting the complexity of program development + production, congressional + diplomatic outreach, microsite creation + management.


Brand Exposure

With national media and prominent leaders with the Washington, D.C. community present, the Gala exceeded expectations, and proceeds directly support The Phillips Collection’s innovative art education programs and community engagement initiatives.

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