Art Institute of Chicago hosts 200-piece Italian Nativity scene from 1700s

Dec 20, 2013 1045

by Frank Mathie

When we think of Nativity scenes or mangers, we usually think of small religious settings under the Christmas tree. But ABC7 Eyewitness Reporter Frank Mathie says the Art Institute of Chicago has gone big time with this ancient sacred story.

As always, the Art Institute of Chicago is all decked out for the holidays on the outside, and now on the inside a new tradition has just begun. In a giant cabinet, we find the birth of Christ in Bethlehem presented in a way we have never seen before.

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