Past Special Exhibitions
Celebrating seventy-five years of Dumbarton Oaks, this exhibition presents seventy-five objects from the Dumbarton Oaks Museum’s three collections.
Three words neatly convey that we drink not only to survive but for many reasons: to pay homage, to seal deals, to perform marriages, to cultivate diplomacy, even to commune with the Divine.
The exhibition traces the changing perceptions of this one-of-a-kind sculpture and illustrates its powerful hold on the human imagination.
This exhibition displays original drawings, photographs, and models in order to demonstrate the details of these architectural contrasts as envisioned by Dumbarton Oaks under the patronage of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss.
In 2013, Dumbarton Oaks celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art in the Philip Johnson Pavilion.
FOUR BYZANTINE MANUSCRIPTS offers a glimpse into the world of handwritten illuminated texts of the New Testament.
The exhibition of paintings and furniture juxtaposes two distinct and yet related artistic genres.
March 20, 1999 – January 2, 2000
April 30, 1999 – May 2, 1999
April 18, 1947 – June 1962