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Renovation Notice

The museum will be closed to the public until mid-February 2017. The gardens will remain open during public hours and for booked tours. Find out more and plan your visit.

Exhibitions & News

Mission

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

Our galleries feature specialized collections of Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art, European masterpieces on view in the historic Music Room, and a rotating program of Special Exhibitions.

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

The museum will be closed to the public from May 23, 2016, until mid-February 2017. 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 apologize for the inconvenience.

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