American Paintings

The Apotheosis of Washington

The Apotheosis of Washington is the fresco painted by Italian artist Constantino Brumidi in 1865 and visible through the oculus of the dome in the rotunda of the United States Capitol Building. The fresco is suspended 180 feet (55 m) above the rotunda floor and covers an area of 4,664 square feet (433.3 m2). The figures painted are up to 15 feet (4.6 m) tall and are visible from the floor below.

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See EVAN SAYET LIVE (Chicago, Boston, NY and more)

Don’t miss your opportunity to see Evan live! Tickets for Chicago and Boston available now, and more events coming soon!

“Brilliant” — Rush Limbaugh.

Evan Sayet, America’s leading conservative political comedian, is taking his show on the road, performing in comedy clubs from coast to coast. These shows, however, are more than just “funny,” they are, important conservative events.

“Evan has crossed that line from ‘funny’ to important!” — Michael Barone – US News and World Report

Evan’s humor is so right-on and so insightful that he’s one of the most in-demand speakers at some of the nation’s most important conservative political events including David Horowitz’s Restoration Weekend, CPAC’s annual Reagan dinner, the California state convention, Americans for Prosperity’s Right Online conference, and so many more. Now YOU can see him as he takes his one-man show to a club near you!

“Thought-provoking and hilarious!” — Michael Medved

As Saul Alinsky noted, “ridicule” is the most powerful of all weapons, and as Andrew Breitbart recognized, “politics is downstream from culture.” For far too long we have ceded the weapon of political humor and, in fact, the culture itself, to the Left. This tour is one salvo to take these things back, and Evan Sayet’s brilliant comedic insights into how the Modern Liberal thinks entertains, informs and is the perfect way to begin the 2016 political season.

“Brilliant!” — Dennis Miller.

Get your tickets now for Evan’s “Night of Conservative Comedy” live in Chicago on June 3rd and Boston on June 10th

(Tickets for the matinee in New York on June 14th go on sale soon and stay tuned as more dates will be announced when they’re available.)


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The Dreyfuss Initiative

“To teach our kids how to run our country, before they are called upon to run our country… if we don’t, someone else will run our country.” Richard Dreyfuss

The Dreyfuss Initiative – A Bold Vision

In the Fall (2010) the Dreyfuss Initiative will spearhead “It’s Time for a Talk–The National Conversation” intended to link a purposeful diverse variety of websites representing disparate political opinions and a wide range of social sectors to foster a discussion related to the future of America.

September 17 is National Constitution Day

Democracy as a Dickensian Tale

The Dreyfuss Initiative will create a broadcast special that will explore and educate its audience in a unique and entertaining way. This special will bring together great historians, comics, thinkers, artists and stars in a Dickensian style narrative: think of Democracy as David Copperfield: a perilous birth, a scorned childhood, held in contempt and ridicule, a surprising victory, and carrying within it the seeds of its own destruction.

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