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Dec 02, 2022

La Flora de Bogotá: The Art and Science of Botany ca. 1800

Public Lecture with Daniela Bleichmar, Co-Sponsored by the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain, Washington, DC.
Dec 15, 2022

Taste, Social Class, and Oriental Carpet Design in the Eighteenth-Century Cossack Hetmanate

A lecture about the social significance of the Orient-style Hetmanate carpets in relation to the Cossack elite as a social class
May 12, 2023 - May 13, 2023

Environmental Histories of the Black Atlantic World: Landscape Histories of the African Diaspora

Dumbarton Oaks Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium in partnership with the Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies, Washington, DC

Recorded Events

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Jul 07, 2022

Mazepa's Women Before and After Poltava

A lecture on the strong women of Mazepa's family by Dr. Liudmyla Sharipova
Jun 16, 2022

Medieval Origins and Modern Constructs, Rus–Ukraine–Russia

A virtual lecture by Dr. Christian Raffensperger
May 19, 2022

The Holy Rus’: Concept and Religious Art with Political Connotations

A Lecture about Pochayiv Monastery in the 19th Century by Dr. Mariana Levytska



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.

Learn More Musician-in-Residence



Professional Conduct Policy

Dumbarton Oaks is committed to protecting all members of the community and providing an inclusive and harassment-free environment. All attendees at Dumbarton Oaks activities and events are required to adhere to our Professional Conduct Policy. This policy applies to all interactive venues of Dumbarton Oaks programming: formal or informal, in person, through email and other electronic forms of gathering and communication. We have a shared responsibility to create a safe and inclusive environment for the benefit of all.

Compliance with this policy includes the following:

  • Abiding by the norms of ethics and professional conduct that are necessary for healthy academic exchange.
  • Contributing to an event in which diverse participants may learn, network and enjoy the company of colleagues in an environment of mutual respect.
  • Alerting relevant Dumbarton Oaks staff or security personnel if a situation arises where someone might be in imminent danger.

Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • Harassment or intimidation related to gender, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, religion, or other group identity
  • Sexual harassment, including unwelcome sexual attention or unsolicited physical contact
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking (physical or virtual), or following 
  • Inappropriate physical contact or verbal abuse
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events, including shouting down or threatening speakers
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior
  • Retaliation against anyone reporting, or expressing an intent to report, what the person believes to be assault, harassment, or any prohibited conduct.

Participants at Dumbarton Oaks events or activities asked to stop engaging in hostile or harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Individuals violating this code may be sanctioned or expelled without a refund at the discretion of Dumbarton Oaks.