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A Cascade of Books by Frank Eliscu (1912–1996) is a bronze sculptural screen that rises five stories above the main entrance to the James Madison Memorial Building of the Library of Congress. Measuring approximately 50 feet high by 35 feet wide, it consists of 98 open books, with some as large as five feet wide.
A Cascade of Books by Frank Eliscu (1912–1996) is a bronze sculptural screen...

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View of the U.S. Capitol Building from above at dusk
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Photo of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, Architect of the Capitol in front of the Capitol Building
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The United States Capitol in 1846, with its original dome designed by Charles Bulfinch
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Art by State: Iowa

Art by State: Iowa

The listing below groups art, artists and architectural elements by state. This list is a work in progress and is not comprehensive. Select a state from the list to learn more about the elements from that state:

Art by State: Iowa

Iowa
Art/
Architecture
LocationDescription
Statue

Samuel J. Kirkwood (Governor, Senator, Secretary of the Interior)

Statue
Portrait

House of Representatives Speaker’s Lobby

David B. Henderson, Speaker (by Freeman Thorp)

Portrait

H-217

Bust

Senate wing

Portrait

Senate wing

Senator William B. Allison (by Wilbur Aaron Reaser)

Painting

Senate wing

George W. McCrary, Representative, represented in The Florida Case before the Electoral Commission (by Cornelia Adèle Strong Fassett)

Painting

Senate wing

W. B. Allison, Senator, represented in The Florida Case before the Electoral Commission (by Cornelia Adèle Strong Fassett)

State Seal

President’s Room

ceiling mural (by Constantino Brumidi)

State Seal

plaster relief

Artist

House of Representatives Speaker’s Lobby

Charles A. Gray

portraits of Speakers J. Warren Keifer and J.C. Kerr

Artist

Nellie V. Walker

b. Red Oak, Iowa

statue of James Harlan

Last Updated: June 13, 2014