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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 own publications and online resources. Innovative programming has introduced students of all ages to the museum, gardens, and collections.

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Oct 05, 2018 - Oct 06, 2018

Reconsidering the Chavín Phenomenon in the 21st Century

Pre-Columbian Studies Symposium, Richard L. Burger and Jason Nesbitt, Symposiarchs
Oct 14, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018

Poulenc Trio

Sunday evening concert
Oct 15, 2018 - Oct 15, 2018

Poulenc Trio

Monday evening concert

Research

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

 

Outside/IN: Martha Jackson Jarvis at Dumbarton Oaks

An installation of mixed media sculpture and works on paper, all inspired by natural forms and materials, by noted Washington artist Martha Jackson Jarvis.

Seeing Cherries

Rare Book Gallery

Early Acquisitions: Bliss Collecting in Paris and London, 1912–1919

Bliss Gallery | Explores the taste and acquisitions of Robert and Mildred Bliss when they lived in Paris.

 

 

Online Resources

Mapping Cultural Philanthropy

Donors and Cultural Institutions in the Nation’s Capital

 

Putting Theory into Practice

Anastasia Day recounts her experience with the GLS summer graduate workshop

The Public and the Patriarch

Ivan Marić studies imperial power dynamics in 9th-century Byzantium

Call for Papers: Kalamazoo 2019

Paper abstracts are due September 15 for 3 sponsored sessions