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The Apotheosis of Washington fresco is suspended 180 feet above the Rotunda floor and  depicts George Washington rising to the heavens in glory, flanked by female figures representing Liberty and Victory/Fame and surrounded by six groups of figures.
Painted in 1865 by Constantino Brumidi, the Apotheosis of Washington in the...

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Screenshot of Google Maps image of United States Capitol and surrounding areas.
Located at the center of Washington, D.C., the U.S. Capitol Building and other...

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Small Business Program
Information for Small Businesses interested in doing business with the...

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Touching Up Columns in Statuary Hall
Next time you’re in Statuary Hall on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol near...

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Capitol view through spokes.
Quite a few Architect of the Capitol employees commute by bike, forming a group that meets monthly to work on promoting cycling to fellow AOC employees.
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March 24 By: Barbara Wolanin 0 Comments
National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol
The Architect of the Capitol is responsible for the care and preservation of the artwork in the U.S. Capitol, but our role extends even further. AOC Curator Barbara Wolanin details her involvement in...
March 19 By: Sharon Gang 0 Comments
Car of History Clock
Ivestigate the meaning behind the Car of History Clock in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall.
February 25 By: Lori Taylor 1 Comments
Orchid Symphony is on display at the U.S. Botanic Garden through April 27, 2014
Escape the winter weather and experience the blooms evoking spring in the U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) at the Orchid Symphony exhibition.
February 07 By: Franklin Bradley 0 Comments
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...

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