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Evenings at Dumbarton Oaks

Dumbarton Oaks
November 15, 2018
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
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Get a jump on the holidays at Evenings at Dumbarton Oaks! Explore our new exhibition, Juggling the Middle Ages, and unfold the long-lasting impact of a single story, Le Jongleur de Notre Dame or Our Lady’s Tumbler, on iconic adaptations such as Christmas carols and stories. Transport yourself to a European Christmas market with holiday-inspired snacks, winter-themed drinks and ales, live juggling demonstrations, and (of course) shopping! Everything in the store will be 15% off and 20% off for garden season pass holders.

Admission is $10 and includes light snacks. Cash bar. Guests must be 21 years of age or older and present a valid photo ID to consume alcoholic beverages. Tickets are nonrefundable.

Juggling the Middle Ages

Featuring more than 100 objects, Juggling the Middle Ages explores the influence of the medieval world by focusing on a single story with a long-lasting impact—Le Jongleur de Notre Dame or Our Lady’s Tumbler. The exhibit follows the tale from its rediscovery by scholars in the 1870s to its modern interpretations in children’s books, offering viewers a look at a vast range of objects, including stained glass windows, illuminated manuscripts, household objects, and vintage theater posters.