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In the late 19th century the architectural style of the Thomas Jefferson Building was said to be "Italian Renaissance." Today, it is recognized as a premier example of the Beaux Arts style, which is theatrical, heavily ornamented and kinetic. It is a style perfectly suited to a young, wealthy, and imperialistic nation in its Gilded Age.
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Painted Portrait of Benjamin Henry Latrobe
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Events

Events

Aug
7
Fri
WEEKLY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Exhibit
Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — The Capitol Visitor Center's new exhibit entitled "Congress Investigates," takes a look at Congress’ investigatory powers and how Congress has used them to gain information, develop public policy, conduct oversight and inform the public. Congress has investigated issues throughout its history via formal investigations and fact-finding inquiries... More »
Aug
7
Fri
DAILY
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Exhibit
Plant roots are vital components of the earth's ecosystem. They are necessary for plant growth, including the production of food and nutrients for humans and many other organisms. However, as root systems are out of sight, their beauty and importance often go unnoticed. This exhibit uses the work of Agricultural Ecologist Dr. Jerry Glover and photographer Jim Richardson to showcase the importance... More »
Aug
7
Fri
DAILY
Event Location:
United States Capitol
Event Tags:
Music Events
Weeknights — Join us this summer as we celebrate the season. One band below will perform each weeknight June 1 through August 31, with some exclusions. U.S. Navy Band U.S. Air Force Band U.S. Marine Band U.S. Army Band All concerts will commence at 8:00 p.m. and are held on the U.S. Capitol West Front steps (National Mall side) — weather permitting. Set-up will begin at 4:00 p.m. Lawn... More »
Aug
8
Sat
WEEKLY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Exhibit
Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — The Capitol Visitor Center's new exhibit entitled "Congress Investigates," takes a look at Congress’ investigatory powers and how Congress has used them to gain information, develop public policy, conduct oversight and inform the public. Congress has investigated issues throughout its history via formal investigations and fact-finding inquiries... More »
Aug
8
Sat
DAILY
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Exhibit
Plant roots are vital components of the earth's ecosystem. They are necessary for plant growth, including the production of food and nutrients for humans and many other organisms. However, as root systems are out of sight, their beauty and importance often go unnoticed. This exhibit uses the work of Agricultural Ecologist Dr. Jerry Glover and photographer Jim Richardson to showcase the importance... More »
Aug
9
Sun
DAILY
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Exhibit
Plant roots are vital components of the earth's ecosystem. They are necessary for plant growth, including the production of food and nutrients for humans and many other organisms. However, as root systems are out of sight, their beauty and importance often go unnoticed. This exhibit uses the work of Agricultural Ecologist Dr. Jerry Glover and photographer Jim Richardson to showcase the importance... More »
Aug
10
Mon
WEEKLY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Exhibit
Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — The Capitol Visitor Center's new exhibit entitled "Congress Investigates," takes a look at Congress’ investigatory powers and how Congress has used them to gain information, develop public policy, conduct oversight and inform the public. Congress has investigated issues throughout its history via formal investigations and fact-finding inquiries... More »
Aug
10
Mon
DAILY
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Exhibit
Plant roots are vital components of the earth's ecosystem. They are necessary for plant growth, including the production of food and nutrients for humans and many other organisms. However, as root systems are out of sight, their beauty and importance often go unnoticed. This exhibit uses the work of Agricultural Ecologist Dr. Jerry Glover and photographer Jim Richardson to showcase the importance... More »
Aug
10
Mon
DAILY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Tours
Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. — Learn about four ordinary people who took on the role of freedom fighter and changed the course of civil rights history for generations of Americans. No reservations are needed for this 60-minute guided program. Get passes from one of the Information Desks on the lower level of the Visitor Center. The program begins at the entrance to Exhibition Hall. Date: June... More »
Aug
10
Mon
DAILY
Event Location:
United States Capitol
Event Tags:
Music Events
Weeknights — Join us this summer as we celebrate the season. One band below will perform each weeknight June 1 through August 31, with some exclusions. U.S. Navy Band U.S. Air Force Band U.S. Marine Band U.S. Army Band All concerts will commence at 8:00 p.m. and are held on the U.S. Capitol West Front steps (National Mall side) — weather permitting. Set-up will begin at 4:00 p.m. Lawn... More »

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