History Sandwiched In: Art of the Capitol, a Beaux Arts Masterpiece

  • 30 N. Carroll St.
  • Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone: (608) 264-6555

Former State Architect Dan Stephens will share the history of the art visible throughout the Wisconsin State Capitol. The artwork that completes the Capitol demonstrates architect George B. Post's skills as a designer. More than any other feature, the symbolism of the fine art in the Capitol establishes the principal themes that impart meaning to the building as a whole. Through its art and architecture, the Capitol embodies the ideals of civic pride, democratic duty, and the functions of good government. Although each of the many pieces of sculpture, the mosaics, and the murals are complete as objects in themselves, as building elements they are thoroughly integrated with the architecture of the building.

  • Times: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Admission: Suggested donation of $3.00