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Design Excellence and the Arts


This site for the Design Excellence and the Arts Program is the center for the General Services Administration's advocacy of design quality and artistic expression. It establishes nationwide policies and procedures for selecting the finest and most appropriate architects and artists for GSA commissions. The program also implements rigorous review processes to produce facilities and civic artworks of outstanding quality and value. The site ...

Explore Senate Art


"The art in the Senate wing of the U.S. Capitol and the Senate office buildings has been acquired principally for its public, patriotic, and commemorative characteristics. The Senate's art is intended to commit to posterity the persons and events of our national history, centered upon the institution of the Senate and the founding of the Republic."

This site provides an overview of the art collection of the ...

Indian Arts and Crafts Board


The Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB) promotes the economic development of American Indians and Alaska Natives of federally recognized Tribes through the expansion of the Indian arts and crafts market. The IACB site provides information on the Indian Arts and Crafts Act, the three regiona ...

National Endowment for the Arts


The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is the nation's largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including ru ...

National Gallery of Art


The National Gallery of Art, in Washington, D.C., houses one of the finest art collections in the world. The Gallery's website offers online tours, the ability to search collections, information on exhibitions, programs and events, as well as ...

The Smithsonian Institution


The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex and research organization composed of 19 museums and 9 research centers. These include the African Art Museum, the Air and Space Museum, the American Art Museum which includes the

The U.S. Navy Art Collection


“The Navy Art Collection has over 15,000 paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures. It contains depictions of naval ships, personnel, and action from all eras of U.S. naval history. Due to the operation of the Combat Art Program, the eras of World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and Desert Shield/Storm are particularly well represented. The Branch manages the art collection, produces exhibits, loans artwork to museums an ...