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  • East Lawn — Dumbarton Oaks
    of Dumbarton Oaks in its freedom from detail Its generous scale and graceful slopes add quiet to the design She planted two large clumps of tree box in converging lines on either side of the lawn to lengthen its perspective as seen from the house She suggested plantings for the edges to screen the house from the adjoining streets and frame the lawn Farrand took care to slope the plant mixture down from the height of the taller material to the flatness of the lawns using intermediate sized shrubbery including boxwood American hollies and the green leaved Aucuba Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under East Lawn Gardens South Front Next R Street Walk Navigation Gardens Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour The South Front East Lawn R Street Walk South Side of the House South Lawn The Garden Library and Ribbon Walk The Terrior Column and Enclosure Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Gardens Season Membership Garden Blog Average Bloom Times Garden Collections Garden Blog Orchid in Greenhouse Feb 16 2016 Rustic bench in Lilac Circle Feb 11 2016 Galanthus in bloom Feb 09 2016 Orchid growing in the Greenhouse Feb 08 2016 Orchids blooming in

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  • The Garden Library and Ribbon Walk — Dumbarton Oaks
    Front After the Garden Library was built in 1964 in a formerly wooded section of the property Ruth Havey designed a garden and walkway system to complement the library s design Her Ribbon Walk of brick and carved limestone edges curves through deciduous magnolias hydrangeas Epimedium and mixed bulb plantings The Bird Bath Garden built around a fountain of a boy holding a carp was designed to be viewed from the Mediterranean Highway an interior hallway connecting the main house with the museums Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Ribbon Walk Garden Library Gardens South Front Previous South Lawn Next The Terrior Column and Enclosure Navigation Gardens Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour The South Front East Lawn R Street Walk South Side of the House South Lawn The Garden Library and Ribbon Walk The Terrior Column and Enclosure Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Gardens Season Membership Garden Blog Average Bloom Times Garden Collections Garden Blog Orchid in Greenhouse Feb 16 2016 Rustic bench in Lilac Circle Feb 11 2016 Galanthus in bloom Feb 09 2016 Orchid growing in the Greenhouse Feb 08 2016 Orchids blooming in the Greenhouse Feb 05 2016 Garden Blog More

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  • South Lawn — Dumbarton Oaks
    in places overgrown but the beautiful trees gave promise of possibilities to a gardener Because many of these old specimens died within the next twenty years Farrand suggested planting a considerable number of small trees among the roots of the larger trees but this planting was never implemented To create additional privacy and to frame the view of the house from the street Farrand added a mixture of evergreen trees to the existing deciduous Along the R Street border she planted a screen of trees and shrubbery arranged so that passersby will not feel crudely excluded and yet privacy will be secured for the owners Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under South Lawn Gardens South Front Previous South Side of the House Next The Garden Library and Ribbon Walk Navigation Gardens Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour The South Front East Lawn R Street Walk South Side of the House South Lawn The Garden Library and Ribbon Walk The Terrior Column and Enclosure Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Gardens Season Membership Garden Blog Average Bloom Times Garden Collections Garden Blog Orchid in Greenhouse Feb 16 2016 Rustic bench in Lilac Circle Feb 11 2016 Galanthus

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  • South Side of the House — Dumbarton Oaks
    to complement the scale of the building and to nestle it within its setting In some cases Farrand enhanced the house s design She trained wisteria up the sides and across the tops of the doorways at the main entrance to the house and the center entrance to the Orangery Farrand screened some features of the house She planted low shrubbery in front of the basement windows to screen the windows from the entrance drive yet allow light into the basement She masked the front balustrade which the Blisses found unattractive with a mixture of jasmine and ivy pruned back to reveal some of the stone s design Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Gardens South Front Previous R Street Walk Next South Lawn Navigation Gardens Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour The South Front East Lawn R Street Walk South Side of the House South Lawn The Garden Library and Ribbon Walk The Terrior Column and Enclosure Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Gardens Season Membership Garden Blog Average Bloom Times Garden Collections Garden Blog Orchid in Greenhouse Feb 16 2016 Rustic bench in Lilac Circle Feb 11 2016 Galanthus in bloom Feb 09 2016

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  • Garden Collections — Dumbarton Oaks
    spaces were the focal point of axes and complemented and enhanced the architecture Inscriptions were chosen often after consultation with friends and scholars to enhance the gardens meaning and significance Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Gardens Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Gardens Season Membership Garden Blog Average Bloom Times Garden Collections Garden Furniture Garden Ornaments Trees Inscriptions Garden Blog Orchid in Greenhouse

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  • Pre-Columbian Collection — Dumbarton Oaks
    sculptures in stone from elegant carvings of Aztec deities and animals to several large relief panels bearing the likeness of Maya kings Other stonework includes finely sculpted anthropomorphic figurines and polished jade renderings of ritual objects from the Olmec Veracruz and Teotihuacan cultures Assorted stone and ceramic vessels are decorated with painted and carved imagery elite portraits and elaborate courtly scenes providing insights into the artistic endeavors and political and ceremonial pursuits of the Mesoamerican elite Also in the collection are molded and painted ceramics of the Nasca Moche and Wari cultures many of them bearing stylized representations of humans animals or supernatural beings Gold and silver objects from the Chavín Lambayeque Chimú and Inka cultures offer evidence of the expertise achieved by Andean metalsmiths while over forty textiles and works in feathers testify to the importance of fiber arts in this region A variety of personal objects in gold shell and semi precious stone were part of the panoply of the elite and attest to differences in taste technology and ideology across the Pre Columbian world Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Museum About Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Byzantine Collection Pre Columbian Collection 50 Years of Pre Columbian

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  • House Collection — Dumbarton Oaks
    American artworks and interior furnishings that Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss gave to Dumbarton Oaks in 1940 and 1969 Principal to the House Collection is the Music Room which was designed in 1927 by Lawrence Grant White of the New York City architectural firm of McKim Mead White In the Music Room are displays of tapestries sculptures paintings and furniture dating from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries Also in the room is a 1926 Steinway concert grand piano signed by Ignacy Paderewski who had played this instrument many times in the home of Mildred Bliss s mother in Santa Barbara California Of particular importance in the House Collection are several masterpieces including the Flemish tapestry The Prince of Malice ca 1470 80 Tilman Riemenschneider s early sixteenth century lindenwood sculpture Virgin and Child on the Crescent Moon and El Greco s early seventeenth century Visitation Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Museum About Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Byzantine Collection Pre Columbian Collection House Collection The Music Room History of the House Collection Browse the Collections Online Galleries and Exhibitions Online Exhibitions Online Publications Museum Volunteer Opportunities Museum Shop Follow Us Newsletter Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703

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  • History — Dumbarton Oaks
    after giving Dumbarton Oaks to Harvard University in 1940 Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss were enthusiastic collectors and judicious patrons of scholarship and the arts A graduate of Harvard University Robert Bliss 1875 1962 pursued a distinguished career as an officer and diplomat in the Foreign Service Mildred Bliss 1879 1969 inherited a fortune from her family s investment in the patent medicine Fletcher s Castoria Sharing a taste in the art of little known or under appreciated cultures the Blisses developed unique collections with the help of knowledgeable friends and scholarly advisors They envisioned Dumbarton Oaks as a home of the Humanities a place of natural serenity and intellectual adventure The Byzantine Collection opened to the public in 1940 The Music Room built in 1928 displays works of art of the so called House Collection and the Pre Columbian Collection was installed in 1963 in a wing added to the existing buildings and designed by Philip Johnson Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Museum About Contact Us Museum Staff Photographic Services Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Byzantine Collection Pre Columbian Collection House Collection Browse the Collections Online Galleries and Exhibitions Online Exhibitions Online Publications Museum Volunteer Opportunities Museum Shop

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