AOC employees are responsible for the care and preservation of more than 300 works of art, architectural elements and landscape features. Browse our incredible collection below or learn more about our artists and featured collections.

Colonization of New England

Early settlers cut and saw trees and use the lumber to construct a building, possibly a warehouse for their supplies.

Cortez and Montezuma at Mexican Temple

The Spaniard Hernando Cortez, conqueror of Mexico, enters the Aztec temple in 1519. He is welcomed by Emperor Montezuma II, who thought Cortez was a god. The calendar stone and idols are based on sketches that artist Constantino Brumidi made in Mexico City. (1520)

Court of Neptune

Passersby enjoy the play of the jets of water on the majestic, bearded and muscular king of the sea; his sons the tritons blowing conches; the frolicking, horseback-riding Nereids (sea nymphs); and

Cox Corridors Murals

Designed by renowned artist Allyn Cox (1896-1982), three corridors on the first floor of the U.S. Capitol's House wing are elaborately decorated with wall and ceiling murals that include historical scenes, portraits and maps related to the development and growth of the United States.

Crawford W. Long Statue

This statue of Crawford W. Long was given to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Georgia in 1926.

Daniel Webster Statue

This statue of Daniel Webster was given to the National Statuary Hall Collection by New Hampshire in 1894.

Death of Tecumseh

Tecumseh, a brilliant Indian chief, warrior and orator, is shown being fatally shot by Colonel Johnson at the Battle of the Thames in Upper Canada during the War of 1812. Tecumseh and his followers joined forces with the British to resist the encroachment of settlers on Indian territory. With Tecumseh's death, however, the momentum and power of the Indian confederacy was broken. (1813)

Declaration of Independence

This painting depicts the moment on June 28, 1776, when the first draft of the Declaration of Independence was presented to the Second Continental Congress.

Declaration of Independence

This idealized depiction shows the principal authors of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, reading the document to colonists. (1776)

Dennis Chavez Statue

This statue of Dennis Chavez was given to the National Statuary Hall Collection by New Mexico in 1966.

Discovery of Gold in California

The discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill set off the California gold rush of 1849. In this scene prospectors dig for gold with picks and shovels and pan for the precious metal. In the center three well-dressed men, possibly Sutter and two friends, carefully examine the contents of a prospector's pan. This was the last scene designed by Constantino Brumidi and painted by Filippo Costaggini. (1848)

Discovery of the Mississippi by De Soto

William Henry Powell’s canvas shows Spanish conquistador and explorer Hernando De Soto riding a white horse and dressed in Renaissance finery arriving at the Mississippi River.

Donnald Anderson Tree

Text on the Plaque

U.S. Capitol Grounds
Memorial Tree

Ulmus americana ‘ded’
(American Elm)

Dr. Norman E. Borlaug Statue

This statue of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug was given to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Iowa in 2014. Borlaug's statue replaced a statue of James Harlan, which Iowa had donated in 1910.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Statue

This statue of Dwight Eisenhower was given to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Kansas in 2003. His statue replaced that of George W. Glick and marked the first time that a state had replaced one of its statues.

Edward Dickinson Baker

The statue of Edward Dickinson Baker depicts him as a legislator. It features a plumed military hat resting on a book, which sits upon a sword symbolic of his military service.

Edward Douglass White Statue

This statue of Edward Douglass White was given to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Louisiana in 1955. White served in the U.S. Senate and on the Supreme Court.

Edward I, Relief Portrait

Edward I (1239-1307) King of England. Founded the parliamentary constitution of England. Eliminated the divisive political effects of the feudal system.

Edward Lewis Bartlett Statue

This statue of Edward Lewis Bartlett was given to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Alaska in 1971. Bartlett served as Alaska's first senator after the state's admission to the union in 1959.