Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Postcard: No Lions?

A postcard from my recent trip to University of Chicago, in Illinois.

Day 2: Lions at Chicago Institute of Art
c. 1900, image of the Lions
Taken from the interwebs
"Our Lions are being conserved.
Just like other artworks in our collection, the museum's beloved bronze lions - sculptures made in 1893 by Edward Kemeys - require expert care to preserve them for generations to come. Both lions are currently being treated off-site and are scheduled to return home by the end of July."

Art Institute bookends, for sale in the museum gift shop, was the best we could do.

No lions for us!

15 comments:

  1. I am glad they did that! I wonder how many museums do that?

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  2. Ah whim a-way, ah whim a-way ...

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  3. Good to see they are taking care of the'cats' ;) MOL!
    The book holders are pretty impressive too.
    For humans, the domestic cat is best...right?
    Purrs, Julie

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  4. dey wint to da salon to it dere nailz trimmied and furz combed and to eat chicky bon bonz

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  5. Who knew? Even bronze lions are endangered and are being protected!

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  6. isnt it bronze that turns kinda green over time ?….maybe…
    cool bookends. ❤️❤️

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  7. I have posed with the ones by the NY Public Library. :)

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  8. Love the lions, glad they are getting a makeover!

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  9. We wonder why regular CATS aren't immortalized in front of libraries...

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  10. I'm glad they are only temporarily missing...

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  11. Awwww. My daughter saw them just in time

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  12. Welll, those regal animals are beautiful beyond belief and I’m not lion.

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