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Seldom Seen: A Selection of Prints, Drawings, and Decorative Art

April 21–October 12, 2014 | This exhibit brings out of storage artworks rarely or never put on public display.

Museum storerooms are filled with artworks that are rarely or never put on public display. This is especially true for the Dumbarton Oaks Museum’s House Collection, where only a fraction of its holdings is exhibited in the Music Room. With this temporary exhibition, we introduce a number of works out of storage. These include light sensitive artworks—works on paper, textiles, and tooled leather—as well as several metal objects that have before been on public display.