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The Rosa Parks bronze statue weighs 600 pounds and the granite pedestal, partially hollowed out inside, weighs 2,100 pounds. The pedestal is made of Raven Black granite and inscribed simply with her name and life dates, “Rosa Parks/1913–2005.
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Snapshot of a crowd of people on a guided tour through the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol
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AOC members holding the Historic Preservation Award that they received
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Photo of US Capitol Building made of plant materials.
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Art by State: Washington

Art by State: Washington

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: Washington

Washington
Art/
Architecture
LocationDescription
Statue

Marcus Whitman (Medical Missionary)

Statue

Mother Joseph (Social worker, Hospital founder)

Painting

House wing, east stairway

James Madison, represented in Signing of the Constitution (by Howard Chandler Christy)

Painting

House wing, east stairway

John Blair, represented in Signing of the Constitution (by Howard Chandler Christy)

State Seal

painted plaster (cast from orig. stained glass by Johannes Adam Oertel)

Artist

Robert Chester LaFollette

b. Pullman, Washington

Portrait of Senator Robert LaFollette

Last Updated: November 20, 2013