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Behind the Exhibition: Contemporaries

Contemporaries is both a display of the literal contemporaries of Dumbarton Oaks’ founders, and an exhibition that questions what a contemporary is in times when experiences of the same moment can vastly differ and experiences across centuries can be eerily alike.

Mosaic Artifacts in Byzantium and the Ancient Americas

The Dumbarton Oaks Museum colloquium Piece by Piece: Mosaic Artifacts in Byzantium and the Ancient Americas (May 18–19, 2023) posed the question: What happens when you view, side by side, artifacts of the same medium from vastly different cultural contexts?