Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), Chicago

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#25 of 50 in Museums in Chicago
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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  • For all the times I have been in the area of LUMA, I never realized the place existed. I'm happy I finally discovered the art museum and plan to go back again, especially to see the stained glass wind...  more »
  • The LUMA has a wonderful collection of religious art. We were there during a time between temporary exhibits. The museum is across from the Water Tower. It is a lovely little museum that is worth seei...  more »
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  • This small museum is easy to miss, but it is worth to go. Entrance is free. Exhibition was about religious art from Europe: Italy, France etc., paintings, sculptures and so one
  • Charming albeit limited collection.

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