The Dumbarton Oaks Museum is divided into three collections that testify to Robert and Mildred Bliss’s passion for collecting extraordinary art. The Byzantine Collection comprises art made in the medieval eastern Mediterranean, along with comparative works from the ancient Greek and Roman, western European, and Islamic periods. Art in the Pre-Columbian Collection covers a vast geographic area that includes Mesoamerica, the Andes, and the Intermediate Area of Latin America. The House Collection consists of European decorative arts and paintings, dating from the Renaissance through the modern eras, as well as a small collection of Asian art.
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