Dumbarton Oaks

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. View more information on their Member Feature Page. 

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Events taking place between January and March will be available in the Winter Lottery opening on December 3rd 

Juggling the Middle Ages 
Presented by: Dumbarton Oaks

The program will engage students with an exhibition on medieval tale of “The Juggler of Notre Dame,” which tells the story of a juggler-turned-monk with no gift to offer a statue of the Virgin Mary except his juggling. The exhibition explores the various ways the story has been told, in painting, sculpture, film, and more, from the thirteenth century to the present. The program introduces students to elements of medieval culture (from stained glass to the architecture of cathedrals) and explores how these medieval traditions inform modernity through, for example, the Gothic revival that marks many buildings in Washington, D.C.
Date: 01/08/19 , 01/24/19, 01/31/19, 02/01/19, 02/06/19, 02/07/19, 02/15/19, 02/26/19, 02/28/19
Time: 10AM
Length of Event: 1 hour and 20 minutes
Location: 1703 32nd Street NW, Washington D.C., 20007
Discipline: Humanities, Literary Arts
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning (continued), History/Geography
Grades: 9th-12th
Ticket capacity 30 per date. (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible. Smaller groups are easiest to accommodate in our transportation budget.)

Supplementary Materials: Lesson Plan

for Juggling the Middle Ages

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Juggling the Middle Ages
Presented by: Dumbarton Oaks

“Juggling the Middle Ages” is an exhibition on the medieval tale of the Juggler of Notre Dame which tells the story of a juggler turned monk who has no gift to offer a statue of the Virgin except his juggling. Since its rediscovery in the 1870s, the story has been revived, revisited, and reworked into books, movies, plays, and music.
Date: 10/23/18, 10/24/18, 10/30/18, 10/31/18, 11/7/18, 11/14/18, 11/21/18
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 1.5 hours
Location:  Dumbarton Oaks, 1703 32nd St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Discipline: Humanities: Literary Arts, Visual Arts/ Photography/Film
Curriculum Connections: Philosophy, Architecture/ Urban Studies, History/Geography
Grades: 9th - 12th
Ticket capacity: 30 per date

Supplementary Materials: Lesson Plan

  for Juggling the Middle Ages

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