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The Dumbarton Oaks Museum is known for its specialized collections of Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art. Although far-reaching in scope and wide-ranging in stylistic expression, the objects are unified by a rare beauty and refined craftsmanship, the result of the discerning eye of the collectors and founders of Dumbarton Oaks, Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss.

For further information on the Byzantine and Pre-Columbian Collections and the display of Western medieval and Renaissance art and furniture in the Music Room, see below.

Dumbarton Oaks Response to COVID-19

As a public health precaution, the Museum and Garden are closed temporarily. In addition, Dumbarton Oaks will cancel all public events through the end of June.

We are closely monitoring developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and will update our website to reflect any changes to our operations and programming.



Plan Your Visit

The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. In 2020, the museum is closed July 4 (Independence Day), November 11 (Veterans Day), November 26 (Thanksgiving Day), December 25 (Christmas Day), and January 1, 2021 (New Year’s Day).

Admission to the museum is free.

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