Art Institute to decorate lions with Chicago Bears helmets and uniforms

If you can stand the temperatures, the corner of Michigan Ave. and Monroe Street is the place to be this morning. The Art Institute’s famous lions will swap their holiday garlands for blue and orange to show support for the Chicago Bears, who play in the NFC championship game on Sunday.

The last time the lions wore Bears uniforms and helmets was 2007, when the team was last in the Super Bowl. The ferrous felines also got into the spirit in 1984 (sporting Cubs hats), 2005 (White Sox helmets 2005), and last spring, when they wore Blackhawks helmets as Chicago won the Stanley Cup.

Your little Bears fan can also get his or her picture taken with Staley the Bear andArtie the Lion. And by “your little Bears fan,” we of course mean you. Enjoy!

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