about the partnership

The fusion of art, science, music, research, education and innovation. Reaching new audiences, disrupting conventional thinking, and creating the unexpected.


The vision for our partnership is a dramatic expansion of scholarship and innovation in the arts. The Phillips Collection will expand its vision, reach greater audiences, explore new opportunities for the 21st century museum, and pursue key museum initiatives that align with the institution’s strategic mission as an “experiment station” and institution for learning. The University of Maryland will expand its scholarship and academic programs within the arts, provide unparalleled research and education opportunities for UMD faculty and students, and expand its footprint into the nation's capital.

This partnership will provide rich and meaningful opportunities for education, innovation, research, entertainment, interdisciplinary collaboration, and exploration. Together The Phillips Collection and the University of Maryland will launch the University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at The Phillips Collection.