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Dumbarton Oaks welcomes 11 summer fellows

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection supports research and learning internationally in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies through fellowships and internships, meetings, and exhibitions. Located in residential Georgetown, Dumbarton Oaks welcomes researchers at all career stages who come to study its books, objects, images, and documents. It opens its doors to the public to visit its historic garden, designed by Beatrix Farrand; its museum, with world-class collections of art; and its Music Room, for lectures and concerts. The institute disseminates knowledge through its own publications and online resources. Innovative programming has introduced students of all ages to the museum, gardens, and collections.

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Jul 02, 2018 - Jul 27, 2018

2018 Byzantine Greek Summer School

Jul 02, 2018 - Aug 03, 2018

Dumbarton Oaks/HMML Syriac Summer School

Oct 05, 2018 - Oct 06, 2018

Reconsidering the Chavín Phenomenon in the 21st Century

Pre-Columbian Studies Symposium, Richard L. Burger and Jason Nesbitt, Symposiarchs


Dumbarton Oaks supports and publishes scholarship in the three areas of study supported by Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss: Byzantine Studies, including related aspects of late Roman, early Christian, western Medieval, Slavic, and Near Eastern Studies; Pre-Columbian Studies of Mexico, Central America, and Andean South America; and Garden and Landscape Studies, including garden history, landscape architecture, and related disciplines.

Studies Programs Fellowships & Grants Library & Archives Publications


Outside/IN: Martha Jackson Jarvis at Dumbarton Oaks

An installation of mixed media sculpture and works on paper, all inspired by natural forms and materials, by noted Washington artist Martha Jackson Jarvis.

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



Online Resources

Mapping Cultural Philanthropy

Donors and Cultural Institutions in the Nation’s Capital


Mythologizing the Church

Stephanos Efthymiadis examines the histories of Hagia Sophia

A Displaced Unity

Michael Lee studies the administration of landscape architecture in 19th-century Germany