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At the request of Congress, the NEA has partnered with the Architect of the Capitol and the Joint Committee on the Library for a competition to design a sculpture of...
A man in shorts stands barefoot within the perimeter of a water fountain. He holds a child in his arms. In the background a green area with trees is visible and the water line beyond.
In January 1985, Mayor Joseph Riley of Charleston, South Carolina wrote a letter to Jaquelin Robertson, the University of Virginia's Chair of Architecture, suggesting that an Institute be created, in...
A young woman dressed in black is reflected on the polished surface of the memorial
In November of 1980, the Council for the Arts approves a funding request from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund to support a competition to select the design team for the...
Vintage drawing of the Old Post Office Building
"I was looking out [Nancy Hanks's] window, and I saw two old buildings. One was the Pinkham building, which is now the American Museum of Architecture; the other was the...
Architectural detail showing a large window with inscriptions set on the glass which cast their shadows on an opposite wall.
"I believe that we all can find that the arts have a great deal more to contribute to what we in government are seeking to accomplish -- and that this...
Black and white photograph of a building about 12 stories high.
When Bell Laboratories put its building at West and Bethune Streets in New York's Greenwich Village up for sale in 1966, the building already had a storied past. It had...
Brids-eye view of the open area with Calder's monumental sculpture in the upper right hand and a large crowd filling the plaza.
Stamped on everything from the city's letterhead to its garbage trucks, Alexander Calder's La Grande Vitesse is much more than a landmark. It's the ubiquitous symbol of Grand Rapids, Michigan...

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