40 U.S. Code § 9102. Duties

(a) In General.—The Commission of Fine Arts shall advise on—
the location of statues, fountains, and monuments in the public squares, streets, and parks in the District of Columbia;
the selection of models for statues, fountains, and monuments erected under the authority of the Federal Government;
the selection of artists to carry out clause (2); and
questions of art generally when required to do so by the President or a committee of Congress.
(b) Duty To Request Advice.—
The officers required to decide the questions described in subsection (a)(1)–(3) shall request the Commission to provide the advice.
(c) Nonapplication.—
This section does not apply to the Capitol Building and the Library of Congress buildings.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


40:104 (3d, 6th sentences).

May 17, 1910, ch. 243, § 1 (3d–6th sentences), 36 Stat. 371.


40:104 (4th sentence).


40:104 (5th sentence).

In subsection (b), the words “in each case” are omitted as unnecessary. The words “request the Commission to provide” are substituted for “call for” for clarity.

In subsection (c), the words “buildings of the Library of Congress” are substituted for “building of the Library of Congress” for clarity because the Library of Congress comprises more than one building.