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Renovation Notice

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.

Textile Gallery

The Textile Gallery features changing exhibitions of Andean and Byzantine textiles.

Dumbarton Oaks Textile Gallery

The Textile Gallery features changing exhibitions of Andean and Byzantine textiles. Garments, hangings, and other light-sensitive objects illustrate weaving styles, iconographic elements, and the use and function of cloth in early societies. The Gallery's floor bears a Byzantine mosaic with scenes in which hunters actively engage with a boar and tigress on a field strewn with florets.

Objects currently on display in the Textile Gallery are part of Dumbarton Oaks’ permanent collection.

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