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Museum
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Our galleries feature specialized collections of Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art, European masterpieces on view in the historic Music Room, and a rotating program of Special Exhibitions. Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss initiated these collections in the first half of the twentieth century and provided the vision for future acquisitions after giving Dumbarton Oaks to Harvard University.
James N. Carder
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Oral History Interview with James N. Carder, undertaken by Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent, Elizabeth Gettinger, and Anne Steptoe in the Dumbarton Oaks Guest House (Fellows Building) on July 15, 2009. At Dumbarton Oaks, James Carder was a Junior Fellow of Byzantine Studies (1974–1976) and the Manager of the House Collection (since 1992) and Archivist (since 1999).
Located in Library & Archives / / Historical Records / Oral History Project
Depicting Fauna
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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
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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
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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
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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
The Byzantine Emperors on Coins
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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
Now on View: Still Life and Landscape
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Special exhibition in the Dumbarton Oaks Museum
Located in News & Events / Newsletter
The Making of an Exhibition
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An interview with Dumbarton Oaks museum staff on the making of the All Sides Considered interactive exhibit
Located in News & Events / Newsletter
Further Afield
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Staff activities and accomplishments outside Dumbarton Oaks
Located in News & Events / Newsletter