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Nebraska's Capitol Masterpiece
Air Date: 06/07/2013
It's a Capitol like no other.
Nebraska's Capitol is a national historic landmark; a masterpiece of art and architecture, and the spirit of everything Nebraskan. Nebraska's Capitol Masterpiece explores the enduring nature of Nebraska's statehouse and how its visionary design portrays Nebraska's people, its history and democracy. The program examines how the Capitol was envisioned by a renowned creative team - architect Bertram Goodhue, sculptor Lee Lawrie, muralist Hildreth Meiere, and University of Nebraska philosopher Hartley Burr Alexander. The inspiration behind the building's architectural sculpture, sage inscriptions and majestic mosaics make the statehouse Nebraska's Capitol Masterpiece.