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 Frieze of American History

The Frieze of American History in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol contains a painted panorama depicting significant events in American history. The frieze's 19 scenes is the work of three artists: Constantino Brumidi, Filippo Costaggini and Allyn Cox. The frieze is painted in grisaille, a monochrome of whites and browns that resembles sculpture. It measures 8 feet 4 inches in height and approximately 300 feet in circumference. It starts 58 feet above the floor.