Loyola University Museum of Art

Loyola University Museum of Art


820 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago IL 60611

 The Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) at Loyola University Chicago, opened in 2005 with the unique mission of “exploring the spiritual in art” so as to advance the understanding and appreciation of the creative spirit.   Affirming our University community’s great diversity, LUMA seeks through its exhibitions and programs to investigate the commonalities all faith share and to visually reinforce the Jesuit ideal of “finding God in all things.” 

Permanent Collection
Martin D'Arcy, S.J. Collection
Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Art 

The D’Arcy is one of the finest collections of medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art in the Midwest. It is particularly noted for its diverse holdings of three-dimensional objects that epitomize both the religious and secular aspects of European life. 

Upcoming Exhibition
Art and Faith of the Crèche: The Collection of James and Emilia Govan
November 14, 2015–January 10, 2016 

Join LUMA for the eighth year of the museum’s annual holiday exhibition. The story of Mary, Joseph, and the Christ Child has great appeal throughout the world as a story of a family facing hardship with hope. See how artists across the globe depict the Nativity. From Armenia to Zimbabwe, learn how artists recreate the scene with clothing, architecture, and figures from their native lands. Remarkable in its variety of media and scale, this generous gift from James and Emilia Govan is a memorable tradition for families of all nationalities. 

SOFA ticket holders will enjoy free admission to LUMA the weekend of the show, November 5-8, 2015. Please present your ticket at the LUMA admissions desk. Each SOFA ticket is valid for two people. Complimentary docent tours are available daily at 12 and 2 pm. For more information about LUMA, visit http://www.luc.edu/luma/ 

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