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Summerhouse
The Summerhouse, a hexagon-shaped brick structure set into the sloping...

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The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds
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The Architect of the Capitol annually publishes a wide variety of publications...

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The figure of Liberty in the Apotheosis of George Washington is depicted wearing a Liberty Cap
The liberty cap was the symbol of freedom and liberty commonly used in the 19th...

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Blog Posts Tagged 'Art'

March 19
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Car of History Clock
Sharon Gang, communications & marketing manager at the Capitol Visitor Center, investigates the meaning behind the Car of History Clock in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall.
February 07
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Model of James Madison statue, with sculptor Walker Hancock.
When AOC's Franklin Bradley recently learned that one of the lead characters in the upcoming "Monuments Men" movie, portrayed by John Goodman, was inspired by Walker K. Hancock, an...
July 17
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Warehouses in Fort Meade, Maryland store items such as statues that were once displayed on the East Front of the Capitol.
The Architect of the Capitol is responsible for managing all of the buildings and grounds on Capitol Hill, but it also maintains several facilities across the National Capital Region, including...
February 27
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Presidents in Art
Presidents Don't Sleep Here—But They're Honored in Art!
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