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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.

Enjoy Dumbarton Oaks Safely

Learn more about Dumbarton Oaks’ response to COVID-19, virtual opportunities, and plans to reopen the museum and gardens to visitors.



Plan Your Visit

The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. In 2021, the museum is closed July 4 (Independence Day), November 11 (Veterans Day), November 25 (Thanksgiving Day), December 25 (Christmas Day), and January 1, 2022 (New Year’s Day).

Admission to the museum is free.

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