Chicago supports it's sports teams. In past years, when the Bears and White Sox were playing for the top prize in their respective sports, the city was energized.
The Chicago Blackhawks are no exception. Playing for the Stanley Cup, and winning before a home crowd is something special. Decorating the lions at the Art Institute with hockey helmets is a unique way of showing the city's support for the Blackhawks as they battle to bring "The Cup" back to Chicago after a 49 year absence.