On Friday evening, May 2nd, Dumbarton Oaks will open its sixteen-acre grounds to us for a reception. Attendees will have a chance to stroll the beautifully landscaped gardens with cocktail in hand, tour the research library designed by Robert Venturi, and see the Museum’s collections of Pre-Columbian and Byzantine art and artifacts. Afterwards, the nearby cobblestone streets of Georgetown provide many options for shopping and dining.
Photograph: Joe Mills, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
On Saturday May 3rd, we will hold our annual Convocation in the Library of Congress’s Jefferson Building. Open to the public since 1897, it is the oldest of the Library’s three buildings on Capitol Hill and the most grand, featuring murals and sculptures by over fifty American artists. The Convocation speaker will be NPR correspondent Susan Stamberg, reaffirming our own beliefs with a talk titled, “Art Will Save The World.”
Sunday May 4th will include the Membership Brunch at the Grand Hyatt hotel, where we will hear from architectural historian James Goode, author of several books on the architecture and public sculpture of DC.
For more on special events as they are added to the schedule, please see SCHED.