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Dumbarton Oaks Response to COVID-19

As a public health precaution, the Museum and Garden are closed temporarily. All public events will be virtual.

We are closely monitoring developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and will update our website and social media accounts to reflect any changes to our operations and programming. Please check back for the latest information about our reopening timeline.

Where Was Jim Crow? Living in Frank Lloyd Wright’s America

Dianne Harris illuminates architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s role in the history of the divided and segregated American city. Mabel Wilson, Professor of Architecture and Director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University will join Dr. Harris in a discussion following the lecture.

Humanistic Uses of Herbaria

This joint colloquium, hosted by the Humanities Institute, New York Botanical Garden, and Dumbarton Oaks in partnership with the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium, focuses on the history and contemporary relevance of herbarium collections.

On Being Conquered in Byzantium

This symposium seeks to better understand both how Byzantines themselves understood being conquered and, as importantly, what being conquered in Byzantium can mean for us now.