Architect of the Capitol employees are responsible for the care and preservation of more than 300 works of art, architectural elements, landscape features and more.

Browse our pieces below or learn more about the artists, collections and subjects.

Baltimore, 1776

The Congress moved to Baltimore, Maryland, a safer haven during the war than Philadelphia, after the Declaration of Independence. It met in this rented building, since known as Old Congress House; the building was destroyed by fire in 1860.

Baptism of Pocahontas

This painting depicts the ceremony in which Pocahontas, daughter of the influential Algonkian chief Powhatan, was baptized and given the name Rebecca in an Anglican church.

Barry Goldwater Statue

This statue of Barry Goldwater was given to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Arizona in 2015. Goldwater's statue replaced one of John Campbell Greenway, which the state of Arizona donated to the National Statuary Hall Collection in 1930.

Battle of Lexington

British troops fire on colonists, who had gathered at Lexington to stop them from going on to Concord to destroy a colonial supply depot.

Benjamin Henry Latrobe Portrait

Benjamin Henry Latrobe, who served as the U.S. Capitol's architect from 1803 to 1811 and from 1815 to 1817, built the Capitol's south wing and redesigned and rebuilt the north wing.

Boston Tea Party, 1773

Boston Harbor appears in a moonlit scene, with people dressed as Native Americans throwing crates of tea from a boat; this famous event led to the Revolutionary War.

Brigham Young Statue

This statue of Brigham Young was given to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Utah in 1950. Young was the first governor of the Utah Territory and a religious leader.