Chicago Cast of Hamilton to Emcee as Lions Don Their Evergreen Wreaths
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WHAT: Through Bank of America’sgenerous sponsorship, the Art Institute celebrates the 26th anniversary of a grand holiday tradition! Visitors of all ages are invited to watch as the iconic Art Institute bronze lions are dressed in their giant evergreen wreaths to herald the start of the holiday season.
Visitors will be treated to holiday melodies performed by Soul Children of Chicago and a special appearance by members of the Chicago cast of Hamilton, whowill emcee the event.
Once inside the museum, visitors can participate in free art activities and wreath makingin the Ryan Learning Center.
WHEN:FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017 MEDIA URGED TO ARRIVE BY 9:45am Entertainment begins at 10:00am * WREATHING (NORTH LION) at around 10:20am * Museum opens at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE:THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO Front steps, Michigan Avenue entrance
PARKING: Parking and power will NOT be provided.
* NOTE *Due to expected crowds, hand-held cameras are strongly encouraged.
The Art Institute of Chicago gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the citizens of Chicago.