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Bliss and Orientation Galleries

A small space located immediately to the right of the Museum lobby, the Bliss Gallery is used for small-scale, rotating exhibitions related to the founders of Dumbarton Oaks, Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss. Selected artworks highlight themes relevant to the collections and institutional research programs, with a particular focus on the Blisses’ collecting practices. The Orientation Gallery hosts occasional special exhibitions of photography and other works.

Map of the museum with the Orientation and Bliss galleries highlighted