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Wintersession at Dumbarton Oaks

Posted On February 03, 2016 | 13:18 pm | by meredithb | Permalink
Harvard Undergraduates Study Art and Power in Washington

This past month, Dumbarton Oaks hosted its second annual Wintersession course on “Culture and Power: Art, Philanthropy, and Diplomacy in America,” led by Director Jan Ziolkowski. Over the course of one intense week, thirteen Harvard undergraduates explored salient questions pertaining to the practice of cultural philanthropy from the Gilded Age to the present. In addition to discovering the many resources at Dumbarton Oaks, students visited a range of cultural organizations around Washington, D.C., where they talked to senior administrators, curators, archivists, and other professionals about careers in the humanities. Click below to watch a brief video featuring students’ reactions to the week and a glimpse of what they learned.