The Color Wall – Restoring NC State University kinetic light sculpture in D.H. Hill Library

Hi Dave, 

Thought others would like to know about this… I have been at State for a few years now and always wondered what this was at the library. Has a little significance to LAR – apparently one of Raleigh’s first art installations.




via The Color Wall – Restoring NC State University’s kinetic light sculpture in D.H. Hill Library.

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Restoring NC State University’s kinetic light sculpture in D.H. Hill Library

 The Color Wall has intrigued and bedazzled passersby on Hillsborough St. for more than three decades. But, after years of on again, off again repair, the wall of color and light has gone dark. Our challenge now is to raise funds for the permanent restoration of this unique and dynamic work of public art. You can learn about Color Wall, it’s proposed restoration, and its creator, Joe Cox, in the informational segments posted here.


Complete the online donation form, selecting “Library Art Preservation Fund” from the drop down menu under “In Support of an existing endowment or fund:” section.

Under the “Comments” section, please note that the gift is designated for the “Joe Cox Color Wall”.

Please visit us again. will keep you up to date on the progress on the restoration campaign and will provide additional information on the Color Wall in future posts.

Thank you for your support!About The Color Wall

Color Wall is an exuberant symphony in light. Vertical patterns of vibrant color slowly and methodically undulate, everchanging, across a white background divided by slender black metal vanes. The 12′ x 36′ mural overlooks Hillsborough St., projecting from behind a glass wall on the first floor of the D.H. Hill Library book tower.

The Color Wall Restoration Fund site is managed by the contributors of Goodnight, Raleigh! and is not affiliated with NC State University.