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Special Exhibition Gallery

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The Dumbarton Oaks Museum organizes temporary Special Exhibitions that offer new and different perspectives on the collections. These exhibitions are intended to enhance and complement the Permanent Exhibitions. Special Exhibitions may be on view in the Museum's Special Exhibition Gallery, as well as in the Bliss Gallery, the Textile Gallery, and the Orientation Gallery.

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75 Years/75 Objects

September 8, 2015–May 22, 2016

November Rotation: Collecting—Collecting art is a passion. For Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss, the founders of Dumbarton Oaks, this passion was lifelong. Although they collected broadly—from cultures as diverse as the ancient Chinese to the modern French—they collected with discrimination and taste, with particular focus on Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art. When possible, the Dumbarton Oaks Museum continues to collect in the spirit of its founders.

On view November 1–29. Curator’s Tours: November 6 and 20, 2015 | 3 p.m.

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