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Feb 24, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019

Eya and Niccolo Seligmann

Juggling the Middle Ages Concert
Mar 12, 2019 - Mar 13, 2019

Mesoamerican Codices: New Discoveries and New Directions

Pre-Columbian Studies Colloquium, Diana Magaloni Kerpel and Barbara E. Mundy, Organizers
Mar 17, 2019 - Mar 17, 2019

Howling Gaels

Sunday evening concert



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.

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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.

2018–2019 Concert Series Early-Career Musician Residency History of Friends of Music




Written in Knots: Undeciphered Accounts of Andean Life

April 2–August 18, 2019 | 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.

A Nobility of Matter: Asian Art from the Bliss Collection

April 2, 2019–June 2020 | Bliss Gallery

Beyond Knotting: Wari and Inka Tunics from the Collection

April 2–August 18, 2019 | Textile Gallery