Art Institute lions get their wreaths

July 20, 2010 9:15:11 AM PDT
A sure sign that the holiday season has started, the Art Institute lions are now wearing wreaths.It's the 18th year that the bronze guardians have been decorated.

This year in honor of the opening of the new modern wing, the lions' holiday look has been updated.

Contemporary artist Yves Behar designed lavish red and blue wreaths made of aluminum.

The lions will get their traditional evergreen wreaths in about two weeks.