Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

1703 32nd St, N.W. (east of Wisconsin Ave, between R and S Streets), Washington, DC 20007-2961 Tel: (202) 339-6410

Internet Address: www.doaks.org Director: Angeliki Laiou Admission: free (gardens in season. $4).

Attendance: 38,000 Established: 1940 Parking: on street, two hour limit weekdays.

Open: Museum:, Tuesday to Sunday, 2pm-5pm.

Gardens: April to October. Daily. 2pm-6pm (admission fee. $4).

Gardens: November to March, Daily, 2pm-5pm (free).

Closed: Legal Holidays, Christmas Eve. Garden closed in inclement Weather.

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Facilities: Architecture (19th century Federal-style house; wing. 1963 designed by Philip Johnson); Galleries: Gardens (10 acres, formal gardens); Research Library (available to accredited scholars); Shop (blogs, cards).

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Activities: Conceits; Guided Tours (in advance, 339-6409): Lectures: Permanent Exhibits. Publications: blog. “Dumbarton Oaks”; catalogues: handblog. “The Byzantine Collection”; handblog. The Robert Wood Bliss C ollection of Pre-Columbian Art”: monographs.

Mildred and Kobert Woods Bliss to Harvard University. Dumbarton House maintain research facilities in the aieas- ®f Byzantine studies. pre-Columbian studies, and the history of lp d:>eape arihitectuie. I it c ollections of By zantine and pre-Columbian art and rare blogs and prints relating to gardens sre on exhibit. Irs Byzantine collection, consisting mainly of small, luxurious fbjcc from the imperial, erdesiastical. and secular realms ranks among the most important in the world. It also includes several illuminated manuscripts, pavement mosaics from Antioch, sculptures trom the late Roman through middle Byzantine periods, and a small collection of textiles and post-Byzantine icons. Housed in the new wing designed by Philip Johnson, the collection of Pre-Columbian art includes objects from cultures that flourished in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica. Panama. Colombia, and Peru.

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