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Dumbarton Oaks Response to COVID-19

As a public health precaution, the Museum and Garden are closed temporarily, at least through December 31. During the fall term, all public events will be virtual.

We are closely monitoring developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and will update our website to reflect any changes to our operations and programming.

 

Oct 01, 2020 - Oct 01, 2020

Memoryscapes of King Philip’s War: Revisiting Indigenous and Colonial Places, Histories, and Legacies

Christine DeLucia revisits late 17th-century Native American and colonial encounters, shedding new light on how and why diverse communities pursued diplomacy, peacemaking, and violence.
Oct 30, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020

Rethinking Byzantine Masculinities: Gender, Sexuality, Emotions, Devotion

Four scholars engage in conversation about research on gender, sexuality, emotions, and devotion.
Nov 05, 2020 - Nov 06, 2020

People and Power in Byzantium

Bringing together specialists who investigate the formation of groups based on shared purpose, this colloquium raises important issues of scope regarding the methodology and interpretive models for the study of Byzantine society.



Online Exhibits

Explore curated selections from across our collections in a series of online exhibits. Select recent exhibits below, or view them all.

Margaret Mee: Portraits of Plants

Centered on the paintings of botanical artist Margaret Mee, this exhibit explores the traditions of women botanical artists and illustrators primarily using materials from the Rare Book Collection.


Ancient Art at Dumbarton Oaks

Art from the ancient Mediterranean represents a small but significant part of Dumbarton Oaks’ collections. When viewed alongside Byzantine art, these works offer an opportunity to consider the continuities and changes in artistic production from the classical to the medieval period.


Written in Knots: Undeciphered Accounts of Andean Life

Long before the arrival of the Spaniards, the people of South America had a system of recorded information that was portable, precise, and so complex that it remains undeciphered today.



 

 

Music at Dumbarton Oaks

Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss designed Dumbarton Oaks to be beautiful without and within, filling the gardens with flowers, the library with rare volumes, and the house itself with fine art and music. Music at Dumbarton Oaks, founded in 1946 as the Friends of Music, continues this tradition with classical concerts from established and rising musicians.

The 2020–2021 Music at Dumbarton Oaks concert series has been postponed to 2021–2022. Please read this message for more information.

Learn More Early-Career Musician Residency