The Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) is dedicated to the exploration, promotion, and interpretation of art and artistic expression that attempts to illuminate the enduring spiritual questions and concerns of all cultures and societies. (click at bottom for more info) LUMA is located on Loyola’s Water Tower Campus and occupies the first three floors of the University’s historic Lewis Towers on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. The Loyola University Museum of Art is free and open to the public every Tuesday from 11am to 6 pm thru August.
The Museum maintains two distinct collections that serve its mission to explore and promote the spiritual in art of all faiths and cultures. The Martin D’Arcy Collection (formerly the collection of the Martin D’Arcy Gallery on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus and affectionately known as the D’Arcy) was established in 1969 and comprises European art from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque eras. It is noteworthy for its special focus on three-dimensional objects. The collection was transferred to LUMA as the Museum’s permanent collection in 2005.
LUMA was founded in 2005 on the Water Tower Campus of Loyola University Chicago in Lewis Towers, an historic 1927 Gothic Revival building. The museum with 35,000 sq. feet contains eight exhibition main galleries, the William G. and Marilyn M. Simpson Lecture Hall, the Solomon Cordwell Buenz Library of Sacred Art and Architecture and the Museum Store, the Push Pin Gallery and the Harlan J. Berk Ltd. Works on Paper Gallery.
The mission of the museum is illustrated and introduced in the first floor lobby with the Windows of Faith representing the five major world faiths of Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam.
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