Moon Glow Library

Low Library Rotunda moon sphere on domed ceiling with two ornate arched windows and four statues of Roman and Greek luminaries on the balcony below the ceiling

July 8, 2022

As renovations continue in and around Low Library, including restoration of the monumental windows seen here, we look back to another monumental object: an artificial moon that illuminated the galleries without casting shadows when the building opened in 1897. The inspired lighting scheme ended when the wooden moon was brought down to Earth during a 1965 remodel. Check out Six Secrets of Low Library for more details.

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