On February 16, 2015, the Hanslick Girls debut in their very first review, of Vertigo Productions’ The Alligators, at Northwestern. Now, to celebrate their five-year anniversary, they’re leaving the page and traveling out into the real world!

Below you will find a recorded audio tour of the Thorne Miniature Rooms, a permanent exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago. To hear the review, you can download the audio file below, and listen to the tour in real time as you walk through the gallery. The recorded voices of Gwen, Eleanor, and Dania will lead you through a sampling of twelve rooms, discussing it as they would any other work of art.

For best results, press play on the audio tour just as you begin walking down the staircase, or taking the elevator, to the basement level.



Kelsey McGrath as Gwen

Destiny Strothers as Eleanor

Janette Angelini as Dania


Recorded November 6, 2019, at Mystery Street Recording Studio in Chicago, IL, Geramie Cauley serving as Sound Engineer and Editor.

Guitar interludes are edited from the album Elements by Aitua, used in accordance with Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 licensing.

This recording was made independently and without the participation of the Art Institute of Chicago, SAIC, or any other subsidiary.



(If Google Docs gives you a pop-up about being unable to scan for viruses, that’s due to the size of the file. I promise, The Hanslick Girls is a malware-free site)


Enjoy the Thorne Miniature Rooms! And thanks for five years of the Hanslick Girls!


Image Source: The Art Institute of Chicago