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Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection supports research and learning internationally in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies through fellowships and internships, meetings, and exhibitions. Located in residential Georgetown, Dumbarton Oaks welcomes researchers at all career stages who come to study its books, objects, images, and documents. It opens its doors to the public to visit its historic garden, designed by Beatrix Farrand; its museum, with world-class collections of art; and its Music Room, for lectures and concerts. The institute disseminates knowledge through its publications and online resources. Innovative programming has introduced students of all ages to the museum, garden, and collections.

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The Museum Shop will be closed for inventory from Wednesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2.

The Gardens will be closed to the public for a Dumbarton Oaks internal event on Thursday, June 1

On Saturday, June 3, the DC Public Library is hosting a Children's Pride Parade. As a result, there will be no parking on R Street from Avon Place to Wisconsin Avenue from 8:00 a.m.-12 noon. Pedestrian access to the Museum will remain open.



Dumbarton Oaks supports and publishes scholarship in the three areas of study supported by Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss: Byzantine Studies, including related aspects of late Roman, early Christian, western Medieval, Slavic, and Near Eastern Studies; Pre-Columbian Studies of Mexico, Central America, and Andean South America; and Garden and Landscape Studies, including garden history, landscape architecture, and related disciplines.

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Announcing the 2023-24 Fellows Cohort at Dumbarton Oaks

Welcoming researchers to the “Home of the Humanities”

Do The Loop

American University Museum at the Katzen Art Center, The Kreeger Museum, Dumbarton Oaks, Jackson Art Center, Addison/Ripley Fine Art, and Klagsbrun Studios collaborate for Do The Loop, a free day of indoor and outdoor art programming on April 22, 2023.