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Holiday Thorne Rooms on Art Institute Free Days

www.artic.edu/exhibition/holiday-thorne-rooms-4

111 S. Michigan Ave

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Fri, Nov 18, 2016 - Sun, Jan 8, 2017

The beloved decorating tradition is back, with several of the Thorne Rooms once again getting their seasonal trimmings. Among the most elaborate is the English Drawing Room of the Victorian Period, the only room with a Christmas tree. 

The Thorne Room tree and accoutrements are based on a famous engraving of the royal couple and their children surrounding a trimmed and toy-bedecked tree, an image that would forever popularize this holiday fixture.


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