Alumni Hall, Indiana University

Canning Co. provided the decorative painting on Alumni Hall’s ceiling, executed on canvas in the Canning studio and installed on site.

Indiana University Restoration


Large-scale mockups; decorative painting;

Indiana State University Restoration

John Canning Co. served as consultant for historic finish exposures and paint analysis at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This included the restoration of the decorative paint, stone & marble restoration, incised-letter gilding, and metal refinishing.

Work involved the full restoration of the Beaux Arts building’s Grand Lobby, Loggias, and the Great Rotunda. Throughout the project, Canning Co. professionals collaborated with several departments, including the President’s office.


Location: Cambridge, MA
Built: 1916
Original Architect: William Welles Bosworth
Style: Neoclassical