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Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection supports research and learning internationally in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies through fellowships and internships, meetings, and exhibitions. Located in residential Georgetown, Dumbarton Oaks welcomes researchers at all career stages who come to study its books, objects, images, and documents. It opens its doors to the public to visit its historic garden, designed by Beatrix Farrand; its museum, with world-class collections of art; and its Music Room, for lectures and concerts. The institute disseminates knowledge through its own publications and online resources. Innovative programming has introduced students of all ages to the museum, gardens, and collections.

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Oct 24, 2018 - Oct 24, 2018

Humanities Talk with Sharmila Sen

Oct 25, 2018 - Oct 25, 2018

What, in the World, Is Medievalism?

Lecture by Professor Richard Utz
Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018

Family Day


Dumbarton Oaks supports and publishes scholarship in the three areas of study supported by Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss: Byzantine Studies, including related aspects of late Roman, early Christian, western Medieval, Slavic, and Near Eastern Studies; Pre-Columbian Studies of Mexico, Central America, and Andean South America; and Garden and Landscape Studies, including garden history, landscape architecture, and related disciplines.

Studies Programs Fellowships & Grants Library & Archives Publications



Online Resources


Dumbarton Oaks and JSTOR Launch Plant Humanities Initiative

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation provides support for digital tool and research and scholarly programming

Last Words

James N. Carder (September 2018)