Below are examples of artwork made by, and featuring, women in the United States Capitol and Congressional office buildings.

These women have played significant roles in the development of the American nation from colonial times through the modern era.

In addition to these figures, numerous unidentified women appear in historical works and in generalized scenes of American life; many allegorical figures, such as the Statue of Freedom, are female.

In Charles Fairman's 1913 book "Works of Art in the United States Capitol," 15 of 142 artist biographies are of women. That number has now more than tripled.

Women artists have sculpted 16 of the 100 statues in the National Statuary Hall Collection. The most recent statue sculpted by a woman to be unveiled is Barry Goldwater by Deborah Copenhaver Fellows, given by Arizona in 2015.

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Bold Legacies Endure

In March, we celebrate Women's History Month as bursts of bright color spring from blossoms across the campus.

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During World War II, an iconic image that emerged to represent American women working in factories and shipyards while men were serving in the military, was Rosie the Riveter.


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Stone preservation is a top priority for the Architect of the Capitol as nearly every building is enveloped in stone and all have problems.

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