Oklahoma State Capitol - The Capitol Today

The Capitol Today

The Oklahoma State Capitol, located at 2300 N Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, is composed primarily of white limestone and Oklahoma pink granite. However, the building's dome is made of steel-reinforced concrete and reinforced plaster casts. In the Rotunda is displayed Chickasaw artist Mike Larsen's mural Flight of Spirit, honoring the Five Moons, notable 20th-century Native American ballerinas from Oklahoma.

The west wing of the capitol houses the Oklahoma House of Representatives chamber and offices. The east wing houses the Oklahoma Senate chamber and offices. The Oklahoma Supreme Court and ceremonial office of the governor are located on the second floor. Elected state officials such as the state auditor and inspector, state treasurer, and state attorney general have offices on the first floor. The building also contains a museum, a cafeteria, and a barber shop.

Several large paintings by Wayne Cooper are on display in the building. Many of them depict the early heritage and oil history of the state.

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