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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
A Truthful Record: The Byzantine Institute Films
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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
Before Byzantium: The Early Activities of Thomas Whittemore (1871–1931)
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This online exhibit presents Thomas Whittemore's personal and professional activities from 1871 to 1931.
Located in Library & Archives / / Special Projects / Online Exhibitions
Before the Blisses: Nineteenth-Century Connoisseurship of the Byzantine Minor Arts
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This exhibition examines the ways in which nineteenth-century collections and illustrated catalogs impacted the study and appreciation of early Christian, Byzantine, and medieval “minor arts” before the Blisses began their collections.
Located in Publications & Online Resources / Online Exhibits
Bookbindings: “Of Making Many Books There Is No End”
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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
Capturing Warfare: Enemies and Allies in the Pre-Columbian World
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This exhibit highlights two representations of warfare in pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica and the Andes.
Located in Publications & Online Resources / Online Exhibits
Ces pièces immortelles: Early Numismatic Books in the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library
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This exhibition explores the foundations of numismatic study of Roman and Byzantine coins from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries through numismatic catalogues and other publications held in the Dumbarton Oaks Rare Book Collection.
Located in Library & Archives / Library / Library Exhibitions
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
Cross References Opening
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A facsimile of a Hagia Sophia mosaic at the opening of Cross References
Located in News & Events / News & Events Images
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