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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.

2018–2019 Concert Series Early-Career Musician Residency History of Friends of Music

 

Transplanting the Renaissance: Italian Villa Gardens in America, 1900–1940

Orientation Gallery | Examines the transplantation of Italian gardens in the United States and explores the relationships between popular images, landscape design, and cultural identity

Seeing Cherries

Rare Book Gallery

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.

Ancient Textiles

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