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Capitol Rotunda
The U.S. Capitol Rotunda is a large, domed, circular room located 96 feet in...

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Prohibited Items at the U.S. Capitol Building
In order to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and to preserve the...

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

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AOC Elevator Mechanics at the Library of Congress
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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!