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Art in Congress

The United States Capitol is recognized around the world both as a symbol of our country and for the momentous events that have taken place there. However, the building's interior is far less well known. Visitors are often surprised by the Capitol's stunning architectural details and the impressive art complementing the interior spaces as they discover the building not only a home of the Congress but also a museum and gallery of fine art.

All of these U.S. Government Documents can be found on the third floor of the HSU Library, with "Docs" before the assigned SuDoc Number

Art in Congress Display Case

Title: U.S. Senate Catalogue of Fine Arts

Publication: Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2002

Call No: Docs Y 1.1/3:107-11

The United States Senate Catalogue of Fine Art highlights 160 works of art, including 82 sculptures, 75 paintings, 2 enameled mosaics, and 1 stained glass window. Prepared by the Office of Senate Curator, the catalogue represents the first comprehensive effort to illustrate and interpret this rich collection of paintings and sculpture.

 U.S. Senate Catalogue of Fine Arts
Constantio Brumidi: Artist of the Capitol

Title: Constantio Brumidi: Artist of the Capitol / Barbara A Wolanin

Publication: Washington D.C., Government Printing Office. 1998

Call No: Docs Y 1.1/3:103-27

Constantino Brumidi is often called the "Michelangelo of the U.S. Capitol." A refugee from civil strife in Rome, he brought his matured artistic experiences to Washington, DC, just as the major expansions and renovations of the Capitol began. He spent the years 1855 to 1880 painting marvelous colored frescoes throughout the Capitol, combining classical Pompeian mural motifs with human figures modeled after Raphael. His two-tiered dome treatment of "the Apotheosis of Washington" includes revolutionary personalities, classical allegories, and later American heroes. Brumidi's works are currently being restored to their shining brilliance, as the lavish glossy colored illustrations in this book make clear.

Title: On These Walls: Inscriptions and Quotations in the Buildings of the Library of Congress / John Y. Cole

Publication: Washington D.C., Government Printing Office. 1995

Call No: Docs LC 1.2:W 15

On These Walls: Inscriptions and Quotations in the Buildings of the Library of Congress
Making Their Way: Views of Grassroots Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Title: Making Their Way: Views of Grassroots Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Publication: Arlington, VA: Inter-American Foundation, 2004

Call No: Docs Y 3.IN 8/25:2 G 76/4

Photographs by Miguel Sayago show some of the beneficiaries of the Inter-American Foundation's assistance to improve the quality of life in their homes, neighborhoods, and workplaces.

Title: The Inquiring Eye: Classical Mythology in European Art: teaching packet / [written by Carla Brenner ; edited by Julie Warnement]

Publication: Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1996

Call No: Docs SI 8.2: C 56

This teaching packet discusses Greek and Roman mythology as the source for themes in art from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.

The Inquiring Eye: Classical Mythology in European Art: teaching packet
Education resources

Title: Education resources / National Gallery of Art

Publication: Landover, MD: National Gallery of Art, 2004

Call No: Docs ED 1.2: ED 8/32

Title: National Gallery of Art Extension Programs Catalogue

Publication: Washington, D.C.: Dept. of Education Resources, Education Division, National Gallery of Art, 1998

Call No: Docs SI 8.2: EX 8/2/998

National Gallery of Art Extension Programs Catalogue
Venetian painting from the National Gallery of Art

Title: Venetian painting from the National Gallery of Art

Publication: Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, Dept. of Education Resources 1995

Call No: Docs SI 8.2:V 55

Title: From Concept to Context: Approaches to Asian and Islamic Calligraphy / Shen Fu, Glenn D. Lowry, and Ann Yonemura

Publication: Washington, D.C.: Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1986

Call No: Docs SI 7.2: C 76

From Concept to Context: Approaches to Asian and Islamic Calligraphy
Boxes and bowls; decorated containers by nineteenth-century Haida, Tlingit, Bella Bella, and Tsimshian Indian artists

Title: Boxes and bowls; decorated containers by nineteenth-century Haida, Tlingit, Bella Bella, and Tsimshian Indian artists

Publication: Washington, Published for the Renwick Gallery by Smithsonian Institution Press; 1974

Call No: Docs SI 6.2:B 69