American Federal and State Capitol Art Collections


(above: Constantino Brumidi (1805-1880) , The Apotheosis of Washington, 1865, fresco, Rotunda of the US Captiol, Washington, DC. Photo credit: Mark Hazeltine)



This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "American Federal and State Capitol Art Collections." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to these articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the Resource Library publication date.

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Resource Library articles and essays:

Arizona State Capitol Murals

California State Capitol Museum

Connecticut State Capitol Statuary Collection

New Hampshire State House Art Collection

Oklahoma Capitol Portraits

South Carolina State House Art Collection

Texas State Capitol Historical Art Collection

The Art of Vermont; article by Mickey Myers

Virginia State Capitol Art Collection


Links to other federal and state capitol art-related articles on the Web:

"The Capitol's Fine Decorative Arts," chapter six excerpt of The Capitol's Fine & Decorative Arts, from Pennsylvania General Assembly. Accessed August, 2015.

Colorado State Capitol, touring the rotunda, from FOX31. Accessed August, 2015.

Florida Department of State Art Collection - from Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Accessed August, 2015.

Indiana Statehouse Public Art Collection - from Wikipedia. Accessed August, 2015.

Kansas State Capitol Artwork - from Kansas Historical Society. Accessed August, 2015.

Kansas State Capitol Murals - from Kansas Sampler Foundation. Accessed August, 2015.

Kentucky State Capitol public art - from Frankfort Public Art. Accessed August, 2015.

Maryland State Art Collection - from State of Maryland. Accessed August, 2015.

Massachusetts State House - from State of Massachusetts. Accessed August, 2015.

Missouri State Capitol - from Wikipedia. Accessed August, 2015.

Missouri State Capitol Murals - from State of Missouri. Accessed August, 2015.

Montana State Capitol - from Wikipedia. Accessed August, 2015.

A Harmony of the Arts: The Nebraska State Capitol, By Frederick C. Luebke. Published 1990 by U of Nebraska Press. 122 pages. ISBN:0803228872 - from Google Books; Nebraska State Capitol Integrated Art Program - from Wikipedia; Native American Imagery in the Nebraska State Capitol - from Karin Dalziel. Accessed August, 2015.

New Mexico Capitol Art Collection Accessed 5/17

New Mexico State Capitol Art Collection - from Collector's Guide. Accessed August, 2015.

New York State Capitol - from State of New York (see murals section). Accessed August, 2015.

Ohio Statehouse - from Wikipedia. Accessed August, 2015.

Oklahoma State Capitol (text only) - from State of Oklahoma. Accessed August, 2015.

Oklahoma State Capitol Art Collection - from Oklahoma Arts Council. Accessed August, 2015.

"Inside the Oregon State Capitol's vast art collection" by Tom Mayhall Rastrelli, Statesman Journal, 8/3/15. Accessed August, 2015.

Pennsylvania State Capitol Artists from Pennsylvania Capitol Preservation Committee. Accessed August, 2015.

South Dakota State Capitol - from National Park Service. Accessed August, 2015.

South Dakota State Capitol - from South Dakota Bureau of Administration. Accessed August, 2015.

United States Capitol Campus Art - from from Architect of the Capitol. Accessed August, 2015.

U.S. Senate Art - from U.S. Senate. Accessed August, 2015.

Utah State Capitol art collection - from State of Utah. Accessed August, 2015.

Wisconsin State Capitol- from State of Wisconsin. Accessed August, 2015.

Wyoming State Capitol - from State of Wyoming. Accessed August, 2015.


(above: Tennessee State Capitol. Photo: © John Hazeltine, 2012)

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Audio Online a catalogue of online streaming audio recordings

Collections of Historic American Art notable private collections

Distinguished Artists a national registry of historic artists

Geographic Tour of American Representational Art History a catalogue of articles and essays that describe the evolution of American art from the inception of the United States to WWII.

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