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  • Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss — Dumbarton Oaks
    distinguished career as a Foreign Service officer and diplomat He eventually served as Ambassador to Argentina 1927 33 Mildred Barnes Bliss was born in New York City in 1879 to Anna Dorinda Blaksley and Demas Barnes who had invested in the patent medicine Fletcher s Castoria the phenomenal success of which made him a wealthy man When Barnes died in 1888 his wealth passed to his wife and their only child the nine year old Mildred The second marriage of Anna Barnes to William Bliss in 1894 brought Mildred and Robert together and they themselves married in 1908 Robert Bliss s career brought the Blisses to Paris in 1912 There they became friends with a circle of Americans including the artist Walter Gay the author Edith Wharton and Mildred Bliss s childhood friend the historian diplomat and banker Royall Tyler Tyler introduced the Blisses to Parisian art dealers and sparked their passion for collecting especially Byzantine and Pre Columbian art In Paris Mildred Bliss began to support musicians and host musical evenings In 1920 the Blisses purchased the Georgetown property that they named Dumbarton Oaks Their redesign of the house and the creation of gardens directed by landscape designer Beatrix

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/about/dumbarton-oaks-history/bliss-history (2016-02-18)
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  • Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour — Dumbarton Oaks
    see information about the Gardens 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/gardens/virtual-tour (2016-02-18)
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  • Garden Blog — Dumbarton Oaks
    average bloom times Please be aware that bloom times vary from year to year due to the weather conditions the annual calendar is provided only as a general guideline 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 Blog Orchid in Greenhouse Feb 16 2016 Rustic bench in Lilac

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/gardens/blog-info (2016-02-18)
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  • Average Bloom Times — Dumbarton Oaks
    30 June Papaver nudicaule Wonderland Icelandic poppy 25 April 1 June Lilium hybrids Asiatic lilies 1 June 15 July Malva sylvestris Moon and stars 1 June 21 June Alcea Hollyhocks 1 June 15 July Astilbe x arendsii False spirea 1 June 1 July Antirrhinum Snapdragons 1 May 15 May Achillea Yarrow 15 June all summer Baptisia australis False indigo 1 June 1 July Chrysanthemum leucanthemum Shasta daisy 1 June 1 July Dianthus caesius Pinks 15 May 15 June Echinacea purpurea Purple coneflower 15 June all summer Nigella damasc ena Love in a mist 21 June 15 July Liatris spicata Liatris 21 June August Monarda didyma Beebalm 29 June all summer Rudbeckia fulgida Black eyed susan 21 June all summer Stokesia laevis Stoke s aster 21 June August Ageratum Ageratum 21June all summer Lantana Lantana 15 June all summer Salvia spp Salvia 21 August frost Rudbeckia hirta Gloriosa daisy 21June all summer Clematis heracleifolia Tube clematis 15 June 1 September Cosmos Cosmos 20 July all summer Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal flower 30 July 15 September Lobelia siphilitica Blue cardinal flower 30 July 15 September Canna sp Indian shot 20 July frost Zinnia Zinnia 1 July frost Aster divaricatus White wood aster 21 August 21 September Aster novae angliae New England aster 15 August 15 September Anemone hupehensis var japonica Japanese anemones 21 August 15 September Verbena bonariensis Verbena 15 August all summer Dahlia Dahlia 1 August all summer Limonium Statice 15 August all summer Aster novi belgii Michelmas daisy 21 September frost Aster tataricus Tatarian asters 21 September frost Lespedeza thunbergii 1 September 21 September Dendranthema grandiflora Chrysanthemum 1 September frost Shrubs Chaenomeles sp Flowering quince 18 February 10 March Jasminum nudiflorum Winter jasmine 9 January 1 March Daphne odora Aureo marginata Fragrant daphne 20 February 15 April Lonicera fragrantissima Winter honeysuckle 16 February 1 April Mahonia aquifolium Oregon grapeholly 20 February 15 April Pieris japonica Japanese pieris 20 February 1 July Hamamelis spp Witch hazel 1 February 1 March Forsythia suspensa var sieboldii Weeping forsythia 23 February 10 March Forsythia sp Forsythia 10 March peak 29 March Kerria japonica Japanese rose 24 March 15 April Viburnum x burkwoodii Viburnum 20 March 15 April Viburnum carlesii Viburnum 20 March 15 April Poncirus trifoliata Trifoliate orange 1 April 15 April Syringa Lilac 3 April 1 May Rhododendron spp Rhododendron 3 June 15 June Azalea Indica Alba Azalea 16 April 1 May Azalea Poukhanense Pink Azalea 20 April 30 April Deutzia gracilis Deutzia 14 April 1 June Viburnum trilobum American cranberrybush 20 April 1 June Viburnum plicatum var tomentosum Doublefile viburnum 23 April 1 June Leucothoe fontanesiana Drooping leucothoe 23 April 1 June Rosa sp Roses 24 April all summer Calycanthus floridus Sweetshrub 5 April 1 June Pyracantha coccinea Firethorn 21 April 1 June Philadelphus coronarius Mockorange 29 April 1 June Weigela florida Weigela 28 April 1 June Kolkwitzia amabilis Beautybush 27 April 1 June Chionanthus virginicus Grancy gray beard 27 April 1 June Deutzia scabra Plena Deutzia 4 May 1 June Philadelphus coronarius

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/gardens/average-bloom-times (2016-02-18)
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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

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/gardens/collections (2016-02-18)
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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

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/museum/index (2016-02-18)
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  • Textile Gallery — Dumbarton Oaks
    Oaks Textile Gallery The Textile Gallery features changing exhibitions of Andean and Byzantine textiles Garments hangings and other light sensitive objects illustrate weaving styles iconographic elements and the use and function of cloth in early societies The Gallery s floor bears a Byzantine mosaic with scenes in which hunters actively engage with a boar and tigress on a field strewn with florets Objects currently on display in the Textile Gallery are part of Dumbarton Oaks s permanent collection Now on View Clothing for the Afterlife Textiles from the Pre Columbian Collection October 9 2015 April 3 2016 in the Textile Gallery Textiles more than gold and precious stones marked a person s social status in the ancient Andes The sumptuous attire of the ancient Andes offers a glimpse into the cultures elite lifestyles and their perceptions of the afterlife Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Museum About Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Byzantine Collection Pre Columbian Collection House Collection Browse the Collections Online Galleries and Exhibitions Special Exhibition Gallery Byzantine Galleries Pre Columbian Galleries House Collection Galleries Textile Gallery Orientation Gallery Rare Book Gallery and Reading Room Online Exhibitions Online Publications Museum Volunteer Opportunities Museum Shop Dumbarton Oaks Research Library

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/museum/galleries-exhibitions/textile (2016-02-18)
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  • Byzantine Collection — Dumbarton Oaks
    twelve hundred objects from the fourth to the fifteenth centuries Among the most important objects are treasures of gold silver and bronze vessels used for the celebration of the Eucharist Other outstanding objects are late Roman and Byzantine jewelry cloisonné enamels glass and glyptics ivory icons and illuminated manuscripts The collection s emphasis on objects of precious materials underscores the conception of Byzantine art as luxury art Nevertheless many of these objects plates boxes belts lamps and even jewelry had a practical function in Byzantine life The collection includes also large scale works of art such as mosaics from Antioch and relief sculpture from the late Roman to Middle Byzantine periods as well as more than two hundred textiles and comprehensive holdings of coins and seals Although the collection focuses on Byzantine art it comprises objects of Greek Roman and western Medieval art works from the Ancient Near East Pharaonic and Ptolemaic Egypt and Islamic cultures Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Museum About Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Byzantine Collection History of the Byzantine Collection Coin and Seal Collections Manuscripts in the Byzantine Collection Pre Columbian Collection House Collection Browse the Collections Online Galleries and Exhibitions Online Exhibitions Online

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/museum/byzantine/byzantine (2016-02-18)
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