Did you know that the State House Art Commission’s recent publication Women Subjects, Women Artists in the Massachusetts State House Art Collection, can now be downloaded as a PDF from our online documents repository? This guide offers a wealth of information about the history of female representation, as artist or subject, in the State House’s art collections. And for those who enjoy looking at pictures (as I do!), this guide is full of carefully curated color and black & white images of paintings, sculptures, murals, photography, portraits, and more!
Our online repository also has downloadable guides by the Commission, the Secretary of State, and by the State Library that cover other interesting facets of the State House’s art collections:
- Italy Under the Golden Dome: the Italian-American Presence at the Massachusetts State House
- Art of the Civil War at the Massachusetts State House: Published on the Occasion of the Sesquicentennial
- Art in the State Library: An Introduction to the Artwork in the State Library of Massachusetts
The legislature’s website also offers a virtual tour of selected locations in the Massachusetts State House, which allows online visitors to explore additional art pieces on display that might not be included in the publications above: https://malegislature.gov/VirtualTour