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  • Dumbarton Oaks
    75 Objects presents artworks from the museum s three collections in nine themed rotations Stephens Catherwood Revisited Maya Ruins and the Passage of Time On view in the Orientation and Rare Book Galleries and in an online exhibit Pre Columbian Studies Byzantine Studies Garden Landscape Studies Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is an institute of Harvard University dedicated to supporting scholarship internationally in Byzantine Garden and Landscape and Pre

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  • Dumbarton Oaks
    75 Objects presents artworks from the museum s three collections in nine themed rotations Stephens Catherwood Revisited Maya Ruins and the Passage of Time On view in the Orientation and Rare Book Galleries and in an online exhibit Pre Columbian Studies Byzantine Studies Garden Landscape Studies Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is an institute of Harvard University dedicated to supporting scholarship internationally in Byzantine Garden and Landscape and Pre

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/front-page (2016-02-18)
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  • Preserving the Past, Inspiring the Future — Dumbarton Oaks
    to 1940 1941 It was the first year in which Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection operated under the aegis of Harvard University after its gift by the donors Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss As we celebrate seventy five years of support for the humanities and arts we look forward to considering the state of our fields on the eve of World War II their current condition and their prospects for the future We will focus especially on Byzantine Pre Columbian and Garden and Landscape Studies but we will pay heed to music art and gardens more generally Our year began with a Harvard College Wintersession course on Culture and Power Philanthropy Art and Diplomacy in America The anniversary will include in addition to our regular scholarly events a number of extra initiatives to mark this moment in our institutional development and to provide opportunities for reaffirming and strengthening our support for the arts and humanities Celebrating 75 Years at Dumbarton Oaks 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 Learn more about Dumbarton Oaks in the latest posts Special Exhibition Celebrating the anniversary year 75 Years 75 Objects presents objects from across the Dumbarton Oaks Museum s three collections Arranged in sequences of nine themed consecutive rotations over the course of nine months the works on view reflect the significance of the historical anniversary year as well as the ongoing assessment of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss collecting passion and appreciation Garden Perspectives The seventy fifth anniversary of the gift of Dumbarton Oaks provides an opportunity to exhibit archival photographs of the garden beginning with its early design and development in the 1920s by Beatrix Farrand and

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/75th-anniversary (2016-02-18)
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  • Home of the Humanities — Dumbarton Oaks
    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 Gardens 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 such as Dumbarton Oaks Papers and symposium volumes as well as through the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library published by Harvard University Press Dumbarton Oaks also makes accessible ever more of its resources freely online The founding donors Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss called upon future policy makers to remember that Dumbarton Oaks is conceived in a new pattern where quality and not number shall determine the choice of its scholars that it is the home of the Humanities not a mere aggregation of books and objects of art that the house itself and the gardens have their educational importance and that all are of humanistic value These ambitions continue to guide Dumbarton Oaks but with close attention to ensuring that the Blisses new pattern retains its vitality through constant renewal Document Actions

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  • Visit — Dumbarton Oaks
    here Hours and Admission The Dumbarton Oaks Museum is open year round from 11 30 a m to 5 30 p m except Mondays and in 2016 the following holidays Veterans Day November 11 Thanksgiving Day November 24 Christmas Day and New Year s Day Admission is free The Dumbarton Oaks Gardens are open from 2 00 to 6 00 p m during the regular season March 15 through October 31 except Mondays and in 2016 the following holidays Veterans Day November 11 Thanksgiving Day November 24 Christmas Day and New Year s Day Please note that the gardens may close due to hazardous conditions Garden Tickets and Season Passes may be purchased at the Garden Gate 10 Regular admission 8 Seniors 60 5 for students and children 12 and under Free for Harvard faculty students and staff with Harvard photo ID Unlimited regular season access with a Season Pass 75 Single Season Pass 95 Double Season Pass 110 Family Pass Learn more about the Season Pass for the Gardens and how to purchase here Receive a 10 discount on any one item in the Museum Shop when you present your garden admission ticket During the winter season November 1

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  • News & Events — Dumbarton Oaks
    this month s video feature From the Rare Book Collection Mildred Barnes Bliss s Autograph Letter Collection Read letters by Claude Monet and William Makepeace Thackeray from the Rare Book Collection Document Actions Print this Share February 2016 February Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Upcoming Events Curator s Tour Reuniting Feb 19 2016 03 00 PM 04 00 PM Dumbarton Oaks Museum From Olympus to the Streets of Constantinople The Byzantine Retirement of the Ancient Gods Mar 03 2016 03 30 PM 04 30 PM National Gallery of Art West Building Lecture Hall Curator s Tour Pondering Mar 04 2016 03 00 PM 04 00 PM Dumbarton Oaks Museum Upcoming events Click here for information on attending public events at Dumbarton Oaks News Tyler Fellow Update David Ungvary Feb 04 2016 From the Garden Blog Feb 04 2016 Dumbarton Oaks Seeks New Volunteers Feb 04 2016 Wintersession at Dumbarton Oaks Feb 04 2016 75 Years Ago this Month The First Junior Fellows Arrive Feb 02 2016 More news Dumbarton

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  • Gardens — Dumbarton Oaks
    standing in rather neglected grounds at the highest point of Georgetown Within a year the Blisses hired landscape gardener Beatrix Farrand to design the gardens Working in happy and close collaboration for almost thirty years Mildred Bliss and Beatrix Farrand planned every garden detail each terrace bench urn and border Since that time other architects working with Mildred Bliss most notably Ruth Havey and Alden Hopkins changed certain elements of the Farrand design The gardens have also changed in function In 1940 Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss gave the upper sixteen acres to Harvard University to establish a research institute for Byzantine studies Pre Columbian studies and studies in the history of gardens and landscape architecture They gave the lower more naturalistic twenty seven acres to the United States government to be made into a public park An additional ten acres was sold to build the Danish Embassy In 1941 anticipating the inevitable changes that would accompany the gardens different function Farrand began to write a Plant Book to define her design intentions and suggest appropriate maintenance practices Her suggestions for stewardship still prove useful today more than sixty years later Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Gardens Map of

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  • Exhibitions & News — Dumbarton Oaks
    exhibitions program the museum strives to advance knowledge stimulate interest and engage with our collections by inspiring visitors aesthetically visually and intellectually We connect scholars with art and art scholarship with the public The Collection and Galleries Our galleries feature specialized collections of Byzantine and Pre Columbian art European masterpieces on view in the historic Music Room and a rotating program of Special Exhibitions Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss initiated these collections in the first half of the twentieth century and provided the vision for future acquisitions after giving Dumbarton Oaks to Harvard University Admission and Tours Admission to the museum is free When a Special Exhibition is on view docent led tours take place every Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday at 3 00 p m Please see here for more information Guided tours of the museum and gardens can be arranged during morning hours for groups of 10 to 30 people Please note from Tuesday May 17 through Wednesday November 30 2016 guided tours of the museum will not be offered During this time except for the month of August afternoon guided tours of the gardens will continue We apologize for the inconvenience Informal tours are not allowed during public

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