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Further Afield
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Staff activities and accomplishments outside Dumbarton Oaks
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Upcoming Public Lecture
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John Pohl, UCLA, "Bringing the Pre-Columbian World to Life: The Scholar’s Role in Entertainment Media" | Thursday, February 6, 2014
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75 Years/75 Objects Exhibition Reception
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November 5, 2015, at 6 p.m. | Byzantine Courtyard
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Philip Johnson at Dumbarton Oaks
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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.
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Leaden Gospels
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To accompany the 2013 Spring Symposium "New Testament in Byzantium," this exhibit presents and discusses several of the rare Byzantine lead seals from the collection that depict New Testament narrative scenes and figures.
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Angela Constantinides Hero and Helen C. Evans
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Oral History Interview with Angela Constantinides Hero and Helen C. Evans, undertaken by Anne Steptoe, Elizabeth Gettinger, and Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on July 29, 2009. At Dumbarton Oaks, Angela Hero was co-editor with John Thomas and with assistance from Giles Constable of Byzantine Monastic Foundation Documents: A Complete Translation of the Surviving Founders’ Typika and Testaments (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 2000); she was involved with this project between 1982 and 1993. Helen Evans was a Summer Fellow of Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks (1982).
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Stephen Zwirn
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Oral History Interview with Stephen Zwirn, undertaken by James Carder, Erik Fredericksen, Gabriela Santiago, and Francisco López at the Dumbarton Oaks Guest House (Fellows Building), on June 19, 2012. At Dumbarton Oaks, Stephen Zwirn was Assistant Curator of the Byzantine Collection (1986–2012).
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Barbara W. Fash
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Oral History Interview with Barbara W. Fash, undertaken by Elizabeth Gettinger and Anne Steptoe at the Peabody Museum at Harvard University on July 22, 2009. At Dumbarton Oaks, Barbara Fash worked on various projects for the Pre-Columbian Studies program and the Museum.
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God’s Regents on Earth: A Thousand Years of Byzantine Imperial Seals
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For over a thousand years the Byzantine Emperor ruled as God’s regent of earth. The decisions of the individuals who sat on the throne had repercussions throughout the Byzantine world and far beyond. Decrees, letters, judgments, and commands left Constantinople every day signed by the emperor in red ink and secured with the imperial seal. The designs of the imperial seals provide an insight into the minds and policies of the rulers whose image they bore; they tell us not only how they wished to be viewed by the recipients of their letters, but also how they viewed themselves.
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Lighting in Early Byzantium
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