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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.

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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.

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