The Art Collection
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.
What is the "whispering gallery" in the U.S. Capitol?
The half-dome shape of National Statuary Hall produces an acoustical effect whereby, in some spots, a speaker many yards away may be heard more clearly than one closer at hand. The modern-day echoes occur in different locations from those in the 19th century, when the floor and ceiling of the hall were different.