Thorne Miniature Rooms
It is only in the past year that I’ve come to appreciate these. I never used to give them a glance and now they’re on my routine visit list.
In other art institute related feelings, I’m still mourning the loss of my Joan of Arc bust. When the modern wing opened the Touch Gallery moved from outside the Thorne miniature rooms room to a smaller space near the new education center. Unfortunately my favorite bust got put in storage.
I’ve really come to appreciate the detail of the Thorne rooms. On Mother’s Day last year my family came to visit, and I took my mother to see the Thorne rooms where she proceeded to marvel at every single display.