Galleries

The scope of the “Juggling the Middle Ages” collection is immense. The objects in the exhibit span the Middle Ages to the present, and include books and postcards, posters and figurines, instruments and sculptures, jewelry and everyday household objects.

These galleries offer a closer look at some of the exhibit’s featured objects. You can also see them in person at Dumbarton Oaks until February 2019.

MARCH: Visions of Medieval Gardens

 

 

From flower gardens to Mary Garden (a famous opera singer of the early 1900s), our March gallery celebrates the reopening of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden and the coming of spring.

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APRIL: A Chivalric Spring

 

 

Our April gallery features the stalwart soldiers, steeds, and armored combatants battling on the pages of our collection.

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MAY: May I Have This Dance?

 

 

May is a time for frolicking! We’re ready to join in the springtime fun with this gallery of dance-themed and music-themed images from our collection.

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JUNE: Bright Lights, Big Archive

 

 

We’re celebrating the summer sun with light-themed images from the exhibit collection – no sunglasses necessary.

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JULY: Christmas in July

 

 

The Juggler story is told year-round, but many adaptations set the story at Christmastime. So deck the halls with boughs of holly (fa la la lala, lala la la) – it’s Christmas in July!

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AUGUST: All That Glitters

 

 

Our August gallery reflects the golden color of the late-summer sun.

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SEPTEMBER: Child’s Play

 

Illustrated cover of Violet Moore Higgins' children's book, The Little Juggler, showing a boy in a jester's costume juggling rainbow-colored balls in an enclosed garden.

 

Our final gallery is for the young and young-at-heart, featuring some of the surprising places that children pop up in our collection.

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