library exhibition hall

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The Weekly Squint—
Detail of Audubon’s Birds of America, on view in “Remarkable Works, Remarkable Times” in the Library Exhibition Hall.

caption: John James Audubon (1785–1851), The Birds of America: From Original Drawings, 1827–38. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Squint is an every-Thursday post that features snapshots of small, obscure Huntington details that catch our eye. It’s a little window into some of the delightful minutiae that bring a smile to our collective face.

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This past Saturday, we opened our newly renovated and reimagined Library Main Hall AND FOLKS, IT’S GORGEOUS. This timelapse kaleidoscope of color and motion gives you a peek at the show being installed and coming together over the past month. Whew!!

captions—
row 1: the whole shebang
row 2: A) installing the skeletons of the display cases, B) installing the case tops and some wall items
row 3: more case work, more wall installations
row 4: working on lighting, installing objects in display cases
row 5: finishing touches…and DONE!