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Oct 06, 2017 - Oct 07, 2017

Teotihuacan: The World beyond the City

October 6–7, 2017 | Pre-Columbian Studies Symposium, Kenneth Hirth, David Carballo, and Barbara Arroyo, Symposiarchs
Oct 15, 2017 - Oct 16, 2017

De Maeyer-Kende Duo

Nov 12, 2017 - Nov 13, 2017

Clarice and Sérgio Assad

Music at Dumbarton Oaks

Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss designed Dumbarton Oaks to be beautiful without and within, filling the gardens with flowers, the library with rare volumes, and the house itself with fine art and music. Music at Dumbarton Oaks, founded in 1946 as the Friends of Music, continues this tradition with classical concerts from established and rising musicians.

2017–2018 Concert Series Early-Career Musician Residency History of Friends of Music


Women in Art, 1850–1910

Through March 2018 in the Special Exhibition Gallery | Examines the fashionably dressed urban woman of the late nineteenth century in works collected by the Blisses, who admired the art of the Impressionists.

Ancient Bronzes in the Dumbarton Oaks Collections

Through March 2018 in the Courtyard Gallery | Highlights the craft of bronze metallurgy and the use and meaning of ancient works in bronze.

Ancient Textiles

Through March 2018 in the Textile Gallery | Features late Roman and early Byzantine hangings and curtains alongside Andean looped and woven garments.

Collecting in Paris and London, 1912–1919

Through March 2018 in the Bliss Gallery | Explores the taste and acquisitions of Robert and Mildred Bliss when they lived in Paris.

City Water/City Life

Through August 2017 in the Rare Book Gallery | Traces the development of water elements in three historic cities and their interaction with social and cultural milieus.

Imagining the Empress: Theodora in Popular Culture, 1882–1922

Through August 2017 in the Orientation Gallery | Shows how the Byzantine empress captured the public imagination at the end of the nineteenth century.