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ExhibitBookbindings: “Of Making Many Books There Is No End”
by Lain Wilson published Apr 24, 2015 — filed under: ,
This exhibit examines some methods of binding books and some of the broader significance of particular materials and styles.
Located in Publications & Online Resources / Online Exhibits
Exhibit chemical/x-mdl-rdfileA Truthful Record: The Byzantine Institute Films
by Fani Gargova published Jan 08, 2014 last modified Aug 29, 2014 04:01 PM — filed under: ,
This online exhibit presents the moving images produced by the Byzantine Institute during its restoration and cleaning activities at the Red Sea Monasteries in Egypt and the Hagia Sophia and Kariye Camii in Istanbul, Turkey.
Located in Library & Archives / / Special Projects / Online Exhibitions
OL PublicationPhilip Johnson at Dumbarton Oaks
by James N. Carder published Apr 18, 2013 last modified Feb 06, 2014 11:08 AM — filed under: , ,
This online resource commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of Philip Johnson’s Pre-Columbian pavilion at Dumbarton Oaks. Johnson’s architectural masterpiece opened in 1963 and is now seen as a seminal building in his late 1950s’ shift from International Style modernism to Postmodern classicism. Despite this recognition, the Johnson wing has been little discussed or studied. This anniversary year provides an excellent opportunity to commemorate the Pre-Columbian collection’s impressive housing—arguably a work of art in its own right.
Located in Museum / Online Publications
Exhibit ECMAScript programThe Holy Apostles—Visualizing a Lost Monument
by Lain Wilson published Apr 23, 2015 last modified May 13, 2015 10:20 AM — filed under: ,
An online exhibition to accompany the 2015 Byzantine symposium on the Holy Apostles and an on-site exhibition in the Orientation Gallery of Dumbarton Oaks.
Located in Publications & Online Resources / Online Exhibits
Depicting Fauna
by admin published Dec 08, 2011 last modified Jul 02, 2012 04:49 PM — filed under: , ,
Birds abound in the arts of the ancient Americas. Soaring falcons, fish-eating sea birds, hovering hummingbirds, and brilliantly colored parrots captured the imagination of peoples from Mesoamerica to the Andes.
Located in Museum / / Past Special Exhibitions / Flights of Fancy: Birds in Pre-Columbian Art
Demonstrating Power
by admin published Dec 08, 2011 last modified Jul 02, 2012 04:50 PM — filed under: , ,
Birds abound in the arts of the ancient Americas. Soaring falcons, fish-eating sea birds, hovering hummingbirds, and brilliantly colored parrots captured the imagination of peoples from Mesoamerica to the Andes.
Located in Museum / / Past Special Exhibitions / Flights of Fancy: Birds in Pre-Columbian Art
Creating Supernaturals
by admin published Dec 08, 2011 last modified Jul 02, 2012 04:45 PM — filed under: , ,
Birds abound in the arts of the ancient Americas. Soaring falcons, fish-eating sea birds, hovering hummingbirds, and brilliantly colored parrots captured the imagination of peoples from Mesoamerica to the Andes.
Located in Museum / / Past Special Exhibitions / Flights of Fancy: Birds in Pre-Columbian Art
A Cross-Cultural Aviary
by admin published Dec 08, 2011 last modified Jul 03, 2012 10:06 AM — filed under: , ,
Birds abound in the arts of the ancient Americas. Soaring falcons, fish-eating sea birds, hovering hummingbirds, and brilliantly colored parrots captured the imagination of peoples from Mesoamerica to the Andes. Poised for flight or perched with regal bearing, birds take pride of place on many textiles, sculptures, and jewelry. This section of the exhibition features objects from the Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine and Pre-Columbian Collections.
Located in Museum / / Past Special Exhibitions / Flights of Fancy: Birds in Pre-Columbian Art
Henry and Eunice Maguire
by James N. Carder published Jun 12, 2013 last modified Jul 31, 2014 10:50 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Oral History Interview with Eunice and Henry Maguire, undertaken by Anna Bonnell-Freiden and Clem Wood at the Maguire home in Baltimore, Maryland on September 3, 2008. At Dumbarton Oaks, Henry Maguire was a Junior Fellow (1971–1972), a member of the Board of Senior Fellows (1986–1990 and 1991–1996 ex officio), Visiting Senior Research Associate (1989–1990), and Director of Studies (1991–1996) in the Byzantine Studies Program.
Located in Library & Archives / Dumbarton Oaks Archives / Oral History Project
Exhibit application/x-internet-signupThe Byzantine Emperors on Coins
by Jonathan Shea, jonathans published Oct 24, 2012 last modified Mar 08, 2013 10:21 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
One hundred twenty seven Byzantine coins, one for each Byzantine emperor, plus the few usurpers who struck coins are presented in this online exhibition. All the objects have been selected from the Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Coin Collection in order to present the viewer with a glimpse into one of the largest Byzantine coin collections in the world.
Located in Museum / Online Exhibitions