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Dumbarton Oaks provides several opportunities for the public to participate in scholarly and cultural events, including: concerts, lectures, and special exhibition openings. See below for more information about these offerings and, where applicable, instructions for reserving tickets.

See here for information about docent-led tours of the museum and gardens.

Symposia are open to the public but require advance registration; please see the individual event pages for the forms and information about registration fees. Colloquia are generally closed to the public.

Throughout each academic year, Dumbarton Oaks hosts a series of public lectures that highlight our three areas of study and related fields. Lectures take place in the Oak Room of the Fellowship House at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are required. 

Admission to Friends of Music concerts is by subscription only. To learn how to subscribe and to find out more about upcoming concerts, see here.

Museum events, including exhibition opening receptions and occasional lectures and tours, are free but may require reservations.

Tempest Trio

Tempest Trio

(Music Room, Dumbarton Oaks Museum, from Mar 12, 2017 07:00 PM to Mar 13, 2017 08:00 PM)

The trio returns to the Music Room this season with works by Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Dvořák.

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Everything That Shines Is Gold . . . but Does It Matter?  The Conceptual Relevance of Amazonian Archaeology

Everything That Shines Is Gold . . . but Does It Matter? The Conceptual Relevance of Amazonian Archaeology

(The Oak Room, Fellowship House, from Mar 16, 2017 05:30 PM to Mar 16, 2017 07:30 PM)

Pre-Columbian Public Lecture | Eduardo Neves, University of São Paulo, Brazil

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Fandango

Fandango

(Music Room, Dumbarton Oaks Museum, from Apr 02, 2017 07:00 PM to Apr 03, 2017 08:00 PM)

Fandango’s Washington, D.C., debut includes works by Haydn, Granados, Falla, and Boccherini, as well as Sephardic-based works by Alan Thomas and Carlos Rivera.

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Rethinking Empire

Rethinking Empire

(Music Room, Dumbarton Oaks Museum, from Apr 21, 2017 08:30 AM to Apr 22, 2017 05:30 PM)

Byzantine Studies Symposium

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Landscapes of Pre-Industrial Cities

Landscapes of Pre-Industrial Cities

(Music Room, Dumbarton Oaks Museum, from May 05, 2017 08:30 AM to May 06, 2017 05:30 PM)

Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium

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