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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 of View


75 Years/75 Objects

September 8, 2015–May 22, 2016

February Rotation: Reuniting—While much of art history concerns itself with exceptional or singular pieces, many objects in museum collections were manufactured as pairs, multiples, and even serially produced artworks. The objects in this exhibit have been reunited after following parallel or sometimes entirely divergent paths. Their trajectories have brought them back together here after spending decades apart.

On view February 2–28. Curator’s Tours: February 5 and 19, 2016 | 3 p.m.

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