|Synergistic Synthesis XVII sub b1 chair 2003, Kenneth Smythe|
|Fancy side chair, c. 1820, unknown designer|
|High Stool 1971, Frank Gehry|
|House of Representatives Chamber|
Arm Chair 1857, Thomas Ustick Walter
And, there are other good reasons to visit the museum now - Joan Steiner's Look-Alikes - vivid and impossibly clever dioramas that are the basis for her successful picture books - are on view through Jan 29; and Rock & Roll Icons: Photographs by Patrick Harbron will be there through Feb. 12. The Look-Alikes are scattered throughout the museum, making a perfect treasure-hunting activity for kids of all ages; and Harbron's show includes a lot of nostalgic artifacts such as guitars and concert posters, along with his excellent photos of the stars, which will please a certain age-range of former kids.
Note: The AIHA is closed on Christmas Day and on the observed holiday (Monday), but will be open from Tuesday through Saturday, Dec. 27 to Dec. 31, from 10 to 5 each day and from 10 to 8 (with free admission after 5) on Thursday.
|Large Diamond Lounge Chair, c. 1952, Harry Bertoia|