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Bookbindings: “Of Making Many Books There Is No End”
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This exhibit examines some methods of binding books and some of the broader significance of particular materials and styles.
Located in Publications & Online Resources / Online Exhibits
A Truthful Record: The Byzantine Institute Films
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This online exhibit presents the moving images produced by the Byzantine Institute during its restoration and cleaning activities at the Red Sea Monasteries in Egypt and the Hagia Sophia and Kariye Camii in Istanbul, Turkey.
Located in Library & Archives / / Special Projects / Online Exhibitions
Philip Johnson at Dumbarton Oaks
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This online resource commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of Philip Johnson’s Pre-Columbian pavilion at Dumbarton Oaks. Johnson’s architectural masterpiece opened in 1963 and is now seen as a seminal building in his late 1950s’ shift from International Style modernism to Postmodern classicism. Despite this recognition, the Johnson wing has been little discussed or studied. This anniversary year provides an excellent opportunity to commemorate the Pre-Columbian collection’s impressive housing—arguably a work of art in its own right.
Located in Museum / Online Publications
The Holy Apostles—Visualizing a Lost Monument
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An online exhibition to accompany the 2015 Byzantine symposium on the Holy Apostles and an on-site exhibition in the Orientation Gallery of Dumbarton Oaks.
Located in Publications & Online Resources / Online Exhibits
Before the Blisses: Nineteenth-Century Connoisseurship of the Byzantine Minor Arts
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This exhibition examines the ways in which nineteenth-century collections and illustrated catalogs impacted the study and appreciation of early Christian, Byzantine, and medieval “minor arts” before the Blisses began their collections.
Located in Publications & Online Resources / Online Exhibits
Depicting Fauna
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Birds abound in the arts of the ancient Americas. Soaring falcons, fish-eating sea birds, hovering hummingbirds, and brilliantly colored parrots captured the imagination of peoples from Mesoamerica to the Andes.
Located in Museum / / Past Special Exhibitions / Flights of Fancy: Birds in Pre-Columbian Art
Demonstrating Power
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Birds abound in the arts of the ancient Americas. Soaring falcons, fish-eating sea birds, hovering hummingbirds, and brilliantly colored parrots captured the imagination of peoples from Mesoamerica to the Andes.
Located in Museum / / Past Special Exhibitions / Flights of Fancy: Birds in Pre-Columbian Art
Creating Supernaturals
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Birds abound in the arts of the ancient Americas. Soaring falcons, fish-eating sea birds, hovering hummingbirds, and brilliantly colored parrots captured the imagination of peoples from Mesoamerica to the Andes.
Located in Museum / / Past Special Exhibitions / Flights of Fancy: Birds in Pre-Columbian Art
A Cross-Cultural Aviary
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Birds abound in the arts of the ancient Americas. Soaring falcons, fish-eating sea birds, hovering hummingbirds, and brilliantly colored parrots captured the imagination of peoples from Mesoamerica to the Andes. Poised for flight or perched with regal bearing, birds take pride of place on many textiles, sculptures, and jewelry. This section of the exhibition features objects from the Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine and Pre-Columbian Collections.
Located in Museum / / Past Special Exhibitions / Flights of Fancy: Birds in Pre-Columbian Art
Henry and Eunice Maguire
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Oral History Interview with Eunice and Henry Maguire, undertaken by Anna Bonnell-Freiden and Clem Wood at the Maguire home in Baltimore, Maryland on September 3, 2008. At Dumbarton Oaks, Henry Maguire was a Junior Fellow (1971–1972), a Senior Fellow (1986–1990 and 1991–1996 ex officio), and Visiting Senior Research Associate (1989–1990) of Byzantine Studies; he was Director of Byzantine Studies (1991–1996).
Located in Library & Archives / Dumbarton Oaks Archives / Oral History Project