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Now on View: The Ancient Future
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Mesoamerican and Andean Timekeeping
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On Display in the Museum
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Located in Publications & Online Resources / Online Exhibits / From Clearing to Cataloging: The Corpus of Tunisian Mosaics
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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Photographs of Tunisian Mosaics
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Located in Publications & Online Resources / Online Exhibits / From Clearing to Cataloging: The Corpus of Tunisian Mosaics
Robert & Monnoyer: French Botanical Artists of the Seventeenth Century
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This exhibit provides illustrations from the leading proponents of two styles of French botanical illustration from the seventeenth century.
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Security in Byzantium
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Gary Vikan and John Nesbitt (1980)
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Standing on Ceremony: Processions, Pathways, and Plazas
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An exhibit to accompany the Pre-Columbian Studies 2014 fall symposium, “Processions in the Ancient Americas: Approaches and Perspectives.”
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The Ancient Future: Mesoamerican and Andean Timekeeping
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The Aztec, Maya, and Inca civilizations used complex and multiple timekeeping systems for purposes of agriculture, worship, and political authority. Because little of the material record of the pre-Conquest peoples of the Americas survived, scholars through the ages have had limited primary sources to study to reach a comprehensive understanding of timekeeping in the Americas.
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The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century
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An exhibit of materials from the Dumbarton Oaks Rare Book Collection to accompany the Dumbarton Oaks 2013 fall symposium.
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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.
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