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Now on View: Still Life and Landscape
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Special exhibition in the Dumbarton Oaks Museum
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On Display in the Museum
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Located in Resources / Highlights from the Collections / 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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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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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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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
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The Season Sacrophagus in 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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Women in Art, 1850–1910
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Through March 2018 in the Special Exhibition Gallery | Examines the fashionably dressed urban woman of the late nineteenth century in works collected by the Blisses, who admired the art of the Impressionists.
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