Exhibitions & News
Please note: The Museum will be closed to the public from May 23 through the end of 2016.
We regret that we cannot accommodate scheduled tours during this period.
However, the gardens will be open and both introductory group tours and booked private tours will be offered.
We are excited about the reopening of the museum galleries with state-of-the-art lighting and upgraded exhibits.
Please check this space for further announcements closer to that time.
Through an active research and exhibitions program, the museum strives to advance knowledge, stimulate interest and engage with our collections by inspiring visitors aesthetically, visually, and intellectually. We connect scholars with art and art scholarship with the public.
The Collection and Galleries
Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss initiated these collections in the first half of the twentieth century and provided the vision for future acquisitions after giving Dumbarton Oaks to Harvard University.
Admission and Tours
Guided tours of the museum and gardens can be arranged during morning hours for groups of 10 to 30 people.
Please note: From Monday, May 23 through end of 2016, guided tours of the museum will not be offered. During this time, except for the month of August, afternoon guided tours of the gardens will continue. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Informal tours are not allowed during public museum hours.