Solve a Holiday Art Mystery at the Museum

Do you like a little mystery with your art this holiday season?  Well, the Art Institute of Chicago has just the thing for you.

Once again, the Art Institute is presenting “Gifts to the City”, a selection of acquisitions and loans that have become a part of the museum’s collection this year.  Two of the most exciting pieces of the year are the Neapolitan Creche and the Holiday Thorne Rooms.

The Neapolitan Creche is an intricate nativity scene from the 18th century.  Featuring over 200 figures, it is one of the few and finest examples outside of Naples.  The rare piece is a once-in-a-lifetime acquisition for the museum and will be debuted this holiday season.

The Holiday Thorne Rooms are a museum tradition of festive decorating.  This year, included in the eleven rooms dressed in holiday finery is a 1930’s French Library.  The new addition is sure to delight anyone who loves a bit of Art Deco holiday glamour.

But what is the mystery?  The Art Institute has put together a “Gifts To The City” hunt, of sorts.  Get a page with instructions and a list of the specific pieces, find the artwork, and fill in the blanks about the piece.  If you complete the form, a secret codeword will reveal itself.  Only those who know the codeword will get the prize at the Museum Shop.

So now you can enjoy the art, celebrate the season, and solve a mystery all at the same time.  What could be more fun this holiday? The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany is excited for this great event being offered in Chicago and hopes you all are able to attend!