The Artwork

One of the things that makes the Nebraska Capitol so different from other state Capitols is the artwork. Capitol architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue was well versed in the use of ornament to enhance a building’s ability to relate meaning beyond its functional use as an enclosure. As a student of Gothic architecture, he was familiar … Continued

Murals and Paintings

Nebraska Capitol architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue included spaces on the walls of public areas for large scale public murals. The themes of these murals were discussed by Goodhue and thematic consultant Hartley Burr Alexander, and included in Alexander’s overall thematic program. On second floor, three were to be in the Vestibule, six in the Foyer … Continued



Panels and Sculptures

Thematic Consultant Hartley Burr Alexander and Capitol sculptor Lee Lawrie built upon Capitol architect Bertram Goodhue’s concept that the exterior of the building reflect the activities of Government which take place inside the building. The north façade of the Capitol, the main entrance, identifies the building as the seat of government without ever saying “Nebraska … Continued

Building Rooms

Rotunda viewed from Great Hall

Host an Event

The Nebraska State Capitol is host to a variety of public and governmental events each year.  Official functions of government have priority for use of the capitol. Requests for events at the capitol by non-profit and not-for-profit groups with state-wide or larger scope are reviewed based on guidelines established by the Office of the Capitol … Continued


Beginning January 25, 2021 HyVee Catering will deliver boxed lunches to the Capitol between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. HyVee has offered this temporary service for Capitol staff and others to order pre-packaged and pre-paid lunches which will then be delivered to the Capitol. For information and to receive Hy-Vee’s menu via email please contact … Continued

Programs or Ceremonies