The State House Art Commission was created in 1910 to oversee and advise on the Commonwealth's art and artifact collections at the Massachusetts state capitol. Charged under M. G. L. ch. 6, sec. 20 with "custody and care," we set policy and direct all programs for conservation and display to ensure their continued preservation, and advise on the restoration and preservation of the historic State House in which they are housed.
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon Street, Room 1, Boston, MA 02133
The Art Commission serves as a cultural resource for visitors, researchers, scholars, employees and the general public on the collections and the architectural history of the Massachusetts state capitol. The members and State House Curator advise on renovations that may impact the collections and historic building fabric, and guide the process for the addition of new artworks, working with artists, architects, fabricators and sponsors of new acquisitions.