Through an active program of research and exhibitions, the museum strives to advance knowledge and stimulate appreciation of art by engaging 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
Admission to the Museum is free. Docent-led tours of the Special Exhibition take place every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 3:00 pm. Please see Visitor Information and Tips for Museum Visitors for further details.
Guided tours of the museum and garden can be arranged during morning hours for groups of 10 to 45 people.
Informal tours are not allowed during public Museum hours.