The Big Deal for Christmas at the Art Institute was the display of a huge Neapolitan creche. Now this was something to see. A Sunday school project gotten way, way out of hand.
This whole thing stood about five feet tall and twelve feet around.
We also saw the exhibit “Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine”, a very broad array of American painting, sculpture, and craft dealing with food and dining culture in American from the colonial times to today. I particularly liked the Claes Oldenburg Fried Egg that splayed over a large section of the floor. You can understand why CVH was interested in this exhibit.