Dumbarton Oaks Museum

1703 32nd St NW, Washington, DC








A part of Harvard University since 1940, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection was gifted by Robert Bliss, a six-year Ambassador to Argentina. The site of Dumbarton Oaks itself is of significance as it was the place for several diplomatic meetings during World War II, including the “Dumbarton Oaks Conversations” that led to the United Nations Charter in San Francisco in 1945. The Dumbarton Oaks collection reflects the Bliss family’s interests in Pre-Columbian and Byzantine Art.


Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11:30am-5:30pm
Admission: Free




Photo Credit: (Left) Head of Maize God, Maya-Late Classic, 715CE, Dumbarton OAks Research Library
                      and Collection
                     (Right)Mosaic with Apollo, Late Roman, 3rd-4th Century, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library
                     Library and Collection

Updated January 24, 2019

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