Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), 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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  • Visited this lovely museum to view the creche exhibit they show annually. The nativities were beautifully displayed. They were at a convenient height and spacing. The staff maintained a watchful eye t...  more »
  • This is a small museum of religious art, not exclusively Christian, at Loyola University, only a block off the Magnificent Mile. It's got a beautiful collection of art, and it's free to visit, which i...  more »
  • First of all, I want to note that the museum is FREE through November 2017. The top floor has a wonderful collection of religious art and artifacts. It doesn't matter if you follow any particular fait...  more »
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  • I enjoyed an unhurried viewing here of what I call art portraying the human condition. A good example was the photographic exhibit of Pigeon Hill. A photographic portrayal with an accompanying biography of how challenged people overcame or did not overcome the adversity of their circumstances. If you are looking for priceless works of art and a traditional museum layout by period, this is not it. Admission is free.
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  • Hidden gem in the city. Free admission through the summer. Nice collection of religious art upstairs, several pieces almost 1,000 years old.
  • 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.

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