When the New York Historical Society reopens on Friday after a three-year, $70 million renovation, it will be chock-full of new exhibits, galleries, and restaurants. But one of the most striking (and fun!) updates is the installation of Keith Haring's iconic black and white ceiling above the admissions desk.
Haring made "Doodle" in 1986 and it used to hang in his Pop Shop in SoHo, but it's been collecting dust in a storage space since the store closed in 2006. Here's a look at how the ceiling came to live in its new space, one panel at a time. Looks like being a history nerd just got a little cooler.