Art and Exhibits

The Capitol, Executive Mansion and other public buildings nearby, as well as Capitol Square itself, provide the setting for a collection of more than 130 paintings, portraits and statuary honoring many distinguished Americans. An original life-size marble statue of George Washington by Jean-Antoine Houdon, the highlight of the collection, stands inside the center of the Capitol. Outdoors, bronze statues and living memorial trees populate the landscaped Capitol Square.

  1. Monuments & Memorials Historic art located on Capitol Square
  2. Statuary and Artifacts Statues and historical objects in the Capitol
  3. Portraits & Paintings Artwork throughout the Capitol
  4. Composite Photographs Virginia's General Assembly through time
  5. Exhibits Rotating exhibits in and around the Capitol