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Join us for our second Evenings @ Dumbarton Oaks on February 22, featuring pop-up concerts with Dumbarton Oaks Early-Career Musician in Residence, Celil Refik Kaya!

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection supports research and learning internationally in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies through fellowships and internships, meetings, and exhibitions. Located in residential Georgetown, Dumbarton Oaks welcomes researchers at all career stages who come to study its books, objects, images, and documents. It opens its doors to the public to visit its historic garden, designed by Beatrix Farrand; its museum, with world-class collections of art; and its Music Room, for lectures and concerts. The institute disseminates knowledge through its own publications and online resources. Innovative programming has introduced students of all ages to the museum, gardens, and collections.

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Feb 22, 2018 - Feb 22, 2018

Evenings @ Dumbarton Oaks!

Mar 18, 2018 - Mar 19, 2018

Dénes Várjon

Apr 15, 2018 - Apr 16, 2018

The Knights

Research

Dumbarton Oaks supports and publishes scholarship in the three areas of study supported by Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss: Byzantine Studies, including related aspects of late Roman, early Christian, western Medieval, Slavic, and Near Eastern Studies; Pre-Columbian Studies of Mexico, Central America, and Andean South America; and Garden and Landscape Studies, including garden history, landscape architecture, and related disciplines.

Studies Programs Fellowships & Grants Library & Archives Publications

 

Ancient Textiles

Textile Gallery | Features late Roman and early Byzantine hangings and curtains alongside Andean looped and woven garments.

Early Acquisitions: Bliss Collecting in Paris and London, 1912–1919

Bliss Gallery | Explores the taste and acquisitions of Robert and Mildred Bliss when they lived in Paris.

 

 

Online Resources

Mapping Cultural Philanthropy

Donors and Cultural Institutions in the Nation’s Capital

 

Color Printing before the Digital Era

James N. Carder (February 2018)

A New View of Syria-Palestine

Alan Walmsley brings a lost century back into focus