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Special Exhibition Gallery

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The Dumbarton Oaks Museum organizes temporary Special Exhibitions that offer new and different perspectives on the collections. These exhibitions are intended to enhance and complement the Permanent Exhibitions. Special Exhibitions may be on view in the Museum's Special Exhibition Gallery, as well as in the Bliss Gallery, the Textile Gallery, and the Orientation Gallery.

Now on View


75 Years/75 Objects

September 8, 2015–May 22, 2016

May Rotation: Revealing—The act of revealing makes visible what was hidden. Revealing hints at what was unknown before. To witness transformation is the intended and inherent concept of a revealing design that invites wonder and discovery. Most of the works displayed here have a built-in, concealed interior. Revealing the inner functions of the pieces displays their previously unknown significance.

On view April 28–May 22. Curator’s Tours: May 5 and 20, 2016 | 3 p.m.

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