The Martin Luther King, Jr. Bust is a bronze sculpture that is 36 inches high on a 66-inch high Belgian black marble base.
The bust of Martin Luther King, Jr has been on display in the Capitol Rotunda...


The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
A few ideas to help you in planning a visit to Capitol Hill.


Painted portrait of Dr. William Thornton
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the builder and steward of America’s...


Eric Dinerstein, Director, Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions, RESOLVE posing with some plants
Learn why some species are so scarce and others are so common November 13 at 2...

Blog Posts Tagged 'presidents'

Restoring Grant's Glory

Posted by Laura Condeluci on April 27, 2015

Up close photo of Memorial with Grant on a horse.
Because weather and time have not been kind to the Grant Memorial, AOC staff developed a preservation strategy to restore the Grant Memorial to its original condition.

Read More

The Lincoln Catafalque in the U.S. Capitol

Posted by Barbara Wolanin on April 15, 2015

President Lincoln's funeral procession.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death, AOC Curator Barbara Wolanin details the days he lay in state at the U.S. Capitol.

Read More

More Historically Accurate: Lincoln or Vampire Hunter?

Posted by Matt Guilfoyle on April 15, 2013

Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural at the U.S. Capitol
AOC Public Affairs Officer Matt Guilfoyle watches "Lincoln" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"-- and is surprised by which film more accurately depicts the U.S. Capitol.

Read More

Lincoln and the Capitol

Posted by Matt Guilfoyle on November 09, 2012

Statue of Abraham Lincoln in Rotunda of U.S. Capitol
The recent attention for the movie “Lincoln” produced by Steven Spielberg and starring Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln draws focus on this remarkable individual, the period in which he lived and led, and his connections to the U.S. Capitol. Today, one cannot walk far in the Capitol Building without seeing a likeness or other connection to America’s 16th President and the tumultuous period he served in Congress and the White House.  

Read More

One Team, One Mission, One Day

Posted by Sharon Gang on September 28, 2012

Hundreds of media outlets from around the world cover the Presidential Inauguration.
Inauguration at the Capitol takes a team effort to pull together, and planning for the event begins as soon as the previous inaugural ends. Take a behind the scenes look at AOC's role in this event.

Read More

Presidents in Art

Posted by AOC Curator Office on February 27, 2012

Oil painting of a historical scene including several Presidents
Presidents Don't Sleep Here—But They're Honored in Art!

Read More

Printer-friendly version