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Women in Art, 1850–1910

by Lain Wilson — last modified Jul 11, 2017 11:59 AM

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.

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Ancient Bronzes in the Dumbarton Oaks Collections

by Lain Wilson — last modified Jul 11, 2017 12:00 PM

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

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Ancient Textiles

by Lain Wilson — last modified Jun 29, 2017 09:25 AM

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

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Collecting in Paris and London, 1912–1919

by Lain Wilson — last modified Jun 29, 2017 09:28 AM

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

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City Water/City Life

by Lain Wilson — last modified Jul 11, 2017 12:00 PM

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.

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

by Lain Wilson — last modified Jul 05, 2017 10:32 AM

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

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