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Renovation Notice

The gardens will be closed to the public from July 10, 2017, until March 15, 2018. A reduced season pass is available.

Exhibitions & News

  • Museum Open

    Museum Now Open

    Come and see our galleries in a new light, and explore the collections in several special exhibitions.


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 and a rotating program of Special Exhibitions. European masterpieces are on view in the historic Music Room.

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

Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except for Mondays and federal holidays. Admission is free.

See here for information on joining walk-in tours or booking group tours.

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