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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  • this is a fun small museum with an interesting collection. We take all our visitors here. You need a couple hours here and it is something a bit different in the city.  more »
  • Loyola university of Chicago ‘s museum, located downtown. Small but well worth a visit, great permanent and current exhibits.  more »
  • The permanent collection of Medieval and Renaissance sacred art and reliquaries is stunning, beautiful, and impressive; but it is the fact that they pair this religious history with contemporary art focusing on issues of social justice and inclusion that really makes it shine.
  • Really interesting museum with a lot of fascinating art work.

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