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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.

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Enjoy Dumbarton Oaks Safely

As a public health precaution, the Dumbarton Oaks Museum and Museum Shop are closed temporarily. 

Learn more about Dumbarton Oaks’ response to COVID-19, opportunities to visit virtually, and plans to reopen safely.

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