75th Anniversary Blog

Seventy-five blogs posts highlighting the history, people, buildings, gardens, and collections of Dumbarton Oaks. New posts will be added each week throughout the anniversary year.
The Friends of Music

The Friends of Music

Maintaining the Blisses’ tradition of having music performed in their home, the concerts continue to present some of the most celebrated and promising musicians to Georgetown in the splendor of the Blisses’ former estate.

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Commissioning and Performing Contemporary Compositions

Commissioning and Performing Contemporary Compositions

Dumbarton Oaks’ mission to foster original research and publication in humanistic studies has found a parallel expression in the Friends of Music commissions and performances of contemporary music.

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