Thursday, November 2, 2017
Handwork in miniature
The Art Institute of Chicago is known for its collection of 68 miniature dioramas depicting rooms from different places and times. They were made after extensive research into the authentic furniture and architecture styles, and crafted meticulously in the 1930s under the direction of Mrs. James Ward Thorne, a rich benefactor of the museum.
The rooms are done to a scale of one inch to one foot, and situated low in the walls, with a convenient step beneath each one so small visitors can get a good view.