We are currently installing new doors in the stairwell in Lauinger Library. During this time, visitors will not be able to use landings that are under construction, either to enter that floor or pass through en route to another. We encourage visitors to use the elevators, although the stairwell may still be used to access floors that are not under construction. Landings under construction should only be used in the case of an emergency.

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Birds and Flowers


Birds and Flowers, c.1890s
Donated by Chief Justice White

Now a "lost art," Italian micromosaics, such as this stunning tabletop now on view in Carroll Parlor, were once produced to satisfy an avid demand on the continent and for foreign travelers. Gradations in color and tone, almost as subtle as that possible with oil painting, were achieved by thousands of tiny pieces of glass inlaid in black marble.