Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Due to a special event at the U.S. Capitol, the Capitol Visitor Center will be closed to tours from 8:30 a.m. February 28, to 1:00 p.m. March 1.

The Apotheosis of Washington

Painted in 1865 by Constantino Brumidi, the Apotheosis of Washington in the eye of the U.S. Capitol Building's Rotunda depicts George Washington rising to the heavens in glory, flanked by female figures representing Liberty and Victory/Fame and surrounded by six groups of figures. The fresco is suspended 180 feet above the Rotunda floor and covers an area of 4,664 square feet.