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Galleries and Exhibitions

The Dumbarton Oaks Museum reopened to the public in 2008, following several years of renovation. The redesigned galleries present the collections in several adjacent galleries.

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The Dumbarton Oaks Museum features permanent gallery exhibitions as well as changing special exhibitions. The Byzantine and Pre-Columbian Galleries comprise individual, permanent displays that are home to the two focused collections of Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art. The House Collection of western Medieval Art is featured in the Music Room. Additional spaces, including the Special Exhibition Gallery, the Textile Gallery, the Orientation Gallery, and the Rare Book Gallery, house changing exhibitions on themes selected by the curators.

Now on View


75 Years/75 Objects

September 8, 2015–May 22, 2016

September Rotation: Researching—Museum work is not confined to collecting, stewardship, and display. There is also a significant obligation to advance knowledge. Each of the objects in this exhibit has benefited from past scholarly and scientific scrutiny, yet research remains an ongoing curatorial responsibility.

Curator’s Tours: September 11 and 25, 2015 | 3 p.m.

Maya Ruins Past and Present

Stephens & Catherwood Revisited: Maya Ruins and the Passage of Time

September 1–November 30, 2015, in the Orientation and Rare Book Galleries, and online here.

Fragments of Fashion Tile

Fragments of Fashion: Dress Textiles from Egypt

Until September 2015 in the Textile Gallery

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