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Dumbarton Oaks Museum

The Dumbarton Oaks Museum is known for its specialized collections of Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art. Although far-reaching in scope and wide-ranging in stylistic expression, the objects are unified by a rare beauty and refined craftsmanship, the result of the discerning eye of the collectors and founders of Dumbarton Oaks, Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss.

On view in the Music Room, the only display space that is part of the former residence, is a collection of Western medieval and Renaissance art and furniture.

 

Ancient Textiles

Textile Gallery | Features late Roman and early Byzantine hangings and curtains alongside Andean looped and woven garments.

Early Acquisitions: Bliss Collecting in Paris and London, 1912–1919

Bliss Gallery | Explores the taste and acquisitions of Robert and Mildred Bliss when they lived in Paris.

 

 

Collections

Plan Your Visit

The museum is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., except for federal holidays.

Admission is free.

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