Set on a raised platform at the corner of 19th and H Streets NW, Around the Void V has occupied its current location since 2003 after originally being placed in the interior of the World Bank building in 1970. Constructed of brushed stainless steel,…

Chas Colburn’s Trigadilly received its name from the phrase he used to describe the issue of balancing the large sculpture on its small base: “a dilly of a trig problem.” The 35-foot tall, 6½ ton sculpture does not feel intimidating, however, but…

Located at the northeast corner of the intersection at Vermont Avenue and L Street NW, Louise Nevelson’s Sky Landscape stands out amongst the office buildings that surround it. Completed in 1983 under a commission by the American Medical Association…

A sky blue geometric giant, She Who Must Be Obeyed has stood beside the Department of Labor’s Frances Perkins Building since 1976. Commissioned by the General Services Administration as part of the “Art in Architecture'' program, Tony Smith was…

José de Rivera’s Infinity seems almost impossible - the thin stainless steel ribbon rotates on top of its granite pedestal with total stability. Standing at 13½ feet tall, the delicate balancing act is one that repeats every 6 minutes as the ribbon…

As described by sculptor James Rosati, the Brutalist-style Humphrey Building didn’t have much energy or light because of its mostly grey or neutral-toned concrete exterior. In response, his sculpture, Shore Points, utilized color and scale in order…

The Bearing Witness sculpture located outside of the Wilson Center at the Ronald Reagan Building stands out from the large federal buildings that surround it. Completed in 1997, the sculpture is composed of multiple bronze sheets that create a large…

Howard University hosts a number of impressive art installations throughout its campus, but this abstract sculpture by Richard Hunt stands out at over 75 feet long. Made from bronze, the sculpture consists of two large pieces on either end that…