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The lions at the Art Institute always sport large red bows during the winter holiday season.
From the Art Institute website:
The two bronze lions that flank the Michigan Avenue entrance were made for the Art Institute's opening at its current location in 1893. They were a gift from Mrs. Henry Field. They have unofficial "names," which were given by their sculptor Edward Kemeys that are more like designations. You'll notice that the lions are not identical, and thus are named for their poses: The south lion "stands in an attitude of defiance," while the north lion is "on the prowl."

Website: http://www.artic.edu/aic/aboutus/faq.html

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  • Written Apr 21, 2006
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