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Dumbarton Oaks Museum

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.

Through an active research and exhibitions program, the museum strives to advance knowledge, stimulate interest, and engage with our collections by inspiring visitors aesthetically, visually, and intellectually. Our mission is to connect scholars with art and objects, and scholarship on objects and ideas with the public.

Browse the collections for further information on the Byzantine and Pre-Columbian objects and the display of Western medieval and Renaissance art and furniture in the Music Room.

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