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Tudor Place Virtual Summer Camp

August 2, 2020

Experience a Tudor Place Adventure in partnership with Urban Adventure Squad for an online summer program, “Environmental Science and Sustainability. ” (Photo by: )


For children grades 1-8 the program will focus on current and historical environmental sustainability practices at Tudor Place, including rainwater collection in giant, bus-sized cisterns. 


Join via Zoom on Monday, August 10 through Friday, August 14 at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm for hour long interactive learning adventures. 


PROGRAM FEES: A tiered, pay-what-you-can fee structure. Families who are unable to pay can request a full scholarship. ALL program fees provide direct support to our programs (research, development, instructional time). 


Tier 3: Wood Thrush (D.C.’s official bird): $300 per family, per week
Tier 2: Scarlet Oak (D.C.’s official tree):  $200 per family, per week
Tier 1: Potomac Bluestone (D.C.’s official rock): $100 per family, per week


Register with Urban Adventure Squad.


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Dumbarton Oaks Museum Presents Botanical Painter Margaret Mee

June 9, 2020

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Dumbarton Oaks Museum is featuring Margaret Mee: Portraits of Plants, 20 stunning paintings of Amazonian flora by the artist, explorer, and environmentalist Margaret Mee (1909–1988) in the Dumbarton Oaks rare book collection. 


These works, acquired by Dumbarton Oaks founder Mildred Bliss in 1966 and 1967 and dating to  Mee’s first three expeditions in the Amazon, have never been displayed together.


The exhibition draws on manuscript and print works from the rare book collection to situate Mee within a tradition of women botanical artists and illustrators  that stretches back to the seventeenth century. Portraits of Plants also interrogates the enduring interplay between art and science through a variety of media (botanical illustration, watercolor, photography) extending to the present day, with works by contemporary photographer Amy Lamb, scientific illustrator Alice  Tangerini, and botanical artist Nirupa Rao.


This exhibition is curated by Yota Batsaki, Executive Director, and Anatole Tchikine, Curator of Rare Books, with assistance from Leib Celnik, Postgraduate Curatorial Fellow. 


View online exhibit here.

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Virtual Tudor Tots This Summer

May 26, 2020

School’s Out, Tots is On! 


Virtual Tudor Tots has arrived. Simple crafts, activities and stories led by Tudor Place staff will engage children 5 and under for 45 minutes on Zoom. Tots begins June 5 and ends July 24. 


Invite neighbors and register online.


Information about how to join the secure Tudor Place Zoom call will be sent in a separate email.


Please contact or call 202.965.0400 x108 with questions. 


This program does not meet on site.

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