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Dumbarton Oaks Hosts Inaugural Wintersession Course for Harvard Students

Posted On January 28, 2015 | 16:42 pm | by lainw | Permalink
“Culture and Power: Art, Philanthropy, and Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century” | January 11–18, 2015

From January 11 through 18, Dumbarton Oaks welcomed thirteen Harvard undergraduates for an immersive exploration of the humanities. “Culture and Power: Art, Philanthropy, and Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century” featured lectures and discussions on Robert and Mildred Bliss and other cultural philanthropists; the intersection of art and diplomacy; the history of collecting; and the philosophy of the gift. The week also included visits to the National Gallery of Art, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Kreeger Museum, and the George Washington University and Textile Museums. Students had the opportunity to hear from the directors and staff of these institutions about their mission and activities, to discuss the challenges and rewards of working in cultural nonprofits, and to witness behind-the-scenes planning for upcoming exhibitions.

Read the students’ blog posts about their experience here.