Address: 20th and C Streets, N.W.
Phone: 202-452-3778
Guided Tours: There are no guided tours of the special exhibitions, but the public is invited to make an appointment to view the exhibitions, which are open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., except federal holidays. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. No photography is allowed inside the building.
Visitor Entrance: The visitors' entrance is on the east side of the Marriner S. Eccles Building, on 20th Street between C Street and Constitution Avenue.
Metro: Farragut West or Foggy Bottom (blue and orange lines)
Website: http://www.federalreserve.gov/finearts
Money barrels Overview of organization: The Federal Reserve Board is the government agency that oversees the Federal Reserve System, the central bank of the United States. In 1975, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Arthur F. Burns founded the Fine Arts Program in response to an earlier White House directive encouraging federal partnership with the arts. The Federal Reserve Board's Fine Arts Program was conceived as a way to enhance the work environment for employees while providing official visitors with a memorable experience. Through gifts and donations, the Federal Reserve Board has acquired more than 350 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and photographs, which are displayed throughout the Board's three buildings in Washington, D.C.–including the famous Eccles Building, designed by Paul Philippe Cret (1876–1945) and dedicated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1937. In addition, the program has organized more than 100 exhibitions, borrowing artworks from museums, private collections, and other central banks from around the world.