Friday, December 8, 2017

Rare Christmas crèche on display at Art Institute of Chicago

By Marc Vitali
Crèche, mid-18th century. Naples. (Courtesy Art Institute of Chicago)
CHICAGO---For six weeks each year, a dramatic work of religious art is unveiled in Chicago. The Christmas season is the only time to see a rare Nativity scene that blends both spiritual and earthly pursuits. “Chicago Tonight” visited the Art Institute and found an elaborate piece of art originally seen in churches in 18th century Naples. The Art Institute’s crèche is in the European Painting and Sculpture Galleries through Jan. 7, 2018. [More]