If you live in Chicago and haven’t already gotten mesmerized by the Thorne Miniature Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago, do that NOW!
These little miniatures of period rooms are only about 15 inches tall but they are so intricately detailed and accurate that you feel like Gulliver in Lilliput! If you carefully look at the photograph above you’ll easily observe the reflection on the glass that covers the miniature model room. (Proof that it is a miniature!) This particular room is fashioned after an English Entrance Hall during the Georgian Period (around c.1775 CE).
If you are from out of Chicago, check out the online collections of the Thorne Miniature Rooms here.
If you are in Chicago, there is no excuse for you not to go – the Art Institute offers Free Family Wednesdays for Illinois residents first and second Wednesday of every month. Or, if you are a Bank of America card holder you get free admits to the museum the first weekend of every month through the BoA “Museums are on Us” program!