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Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago

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The Loyola University Museum of Art, which opened in the fall of 2005, is unique among Chicago's many museums for mounting exhibits that explore the spiritual in art from all cultures, faiths, and eras. LUMA is located on Loyola University Chicago's Water Tower Campus in downtown Chicago, at 820 North Michigan Ave.LUMA's permanent collection comprises the Martin D'Arcy Collection of medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art and objects ranging in date from 1150 to 1800. Established in 1969 by Donald Rowe, S.J., the collection contains over 300 pieces. It was named after British humanist and Jesuit theologian Martin D'Arcy, S.J., who amassed an art collection at Campion Hall, Oxford University, in England. The collection was formerly located in the E.M. Cudahy Memorial Library on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus, in Rogers Park, Chicago.
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  • We ducked in and didn't expect to find such a great small museum. Spent a great couple of hours here - was great to see something a bit different in the city.  more »
  • University Art Museum's are curious places since they owe much of their collections to the generosity of their alumni. This is no exception with a very large part of what is on display in LUMA's perma...  more »
  • A beautiful holiday exhibition by various artists from all over the world depicting the story of Mary, Joseph and the Christ Child. You will see crèches from countries that you would not associate wit...  more »
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  • Great selection of art for the price!
  • I absolutely LOVE the Loyola Museum of Art! The exhibits are both engaging, and absolutely beautiful. Every time there is a new exhibit on display, I make a point to see it. LUMA never fails to amaze me with its diverse collection.
  • Took in the Shaker Exhibit. My primary focus was on the woodwork on display. Simply amazing examples of Shaker craftsmanship. Overall the museum is fairly compact. An interesting sidebar while your best girl is on the Mag Mile draining your bank account.
  • LUMA is great for religious art. It's small, but worth the trip.
  • If you feel like paying eight dollars per person to walk around a small museum of entirely religious art, all while an angsty undergrad hovers over you making sure you don't damage the collection, then by all means check this place out. Otherwise, there are plenty of other places to spend time and money (and patience) in downtown Chicago.

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