Section 41-9-22Officers and employees; meetings; offices, books, etc.; powers and duties generally.
(a) The commission may receive donations and contributions to carry on its work. It may establish and maintain permanent offices and rooms. It may elect an executive officer, employ other officers and employees and fix their compensation. It shall hold an annual meeting and as many special meetings as may be necessary to conduct its business. Its books shall be subject to examination by the Department of Examiners of Public Accounts. It shall have power to adopt such rules and regulations, not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter, as may be necessary for the execution of the powers and duties herein conferred.
(b) The commission shall encourage the study of the fine and useful arts and art teaching, shall make investigations and surveys, shall adopt standards and shall do and perform such other things as will promote an interest in art in all of its relations. When called upon by state, county or municipal officials or by the trustees or other officials of state or private institutions or by individuals, it shall advise in determining plans, designs and models for buildings, parks, statues, fountains and public monuments or in the making of additions or alterations in existing buildings. It may maintain permanent or temporary exhibitions and a library of art and allied subjects.
(Acts 1919, No. 636, p. 880; Code 1923, §§81, 83; Code 1940, T. 55, §§330, 332.)