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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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Sep 19, 2019 - Sep 19, 2019

“Ornament” Exhibition Opening Event

Sep 22, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019

Mount Vernon Virtuosi

Oct 06, 2019 - Oct 07, 2019

Mohammed Fairouz



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.

Studies Programs Fellowships & Grants Library & Archives Publications


Online Resources

The Mystery of the Pink Pineapple

How a team of scholars uncovered the lost history of a rare Southeast Asian book

Slavery and Central Park

Sara Zewde assesses the legacy of a founding figure in landscape architecture

Little Kings

Alexandre Tokovinine shifts focus to smaller Maya kingdoms with big impacts