Street Address
820 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Mailing Address
820 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
phone: 312-915-7600
e-mail: luma@luc.edu
web: LUC.edu/luma
Hours
Free admission on Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Mondayclosed
Tuesday11 AM - 8 PM
Sunday, Wednesday - Saturday11 AM - 6 PM
Closed on Mondays and the following holidays: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day
Admissions
General: $8 Seniors (65 and over): $6 Non-Loyola students under 25 with ID: $2 Free with proper identification to Loyola University Chicago faculty and staff, Loyola students under 25, members of the clergy, current military dependents, and employees from other museums. LUMA offers free admission to all active military and their families.
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Pamela Ambrose, Director
phone: 312-915-7630
e-mail: luma@luc.edu
Mary Arhondonis, Events Coordinator
phone: 312-915-7608
Jonathan Canning, Curator of the Martin D’Arcy Collection
phone: 312-915-7606
Ann Fruland, Development and Membership Coordinator
phone: 312-915-6719
Guadalupe Herrera, Administrative Manager & Museum Shop
phone: 312-915-7630
e-mail: luma@luc.edu
Jessica Kleoppel, Design Coordinator
phone: 312-915-7603
Ann Meehan, Curator of Education
phone: 312-915-7604
Lisa Stuchly, Curatorial Assistant
phone: 312-915-7608
Molly Tarbell, Advancement Coordinator, Corporate and Foundation
phone: 312-915-7667
Noreen Jones, Information Assistant
phone: 312-915-7630

Description

Museum Shop: Unique objects, jewelry, religious articles from all faiths, textiles and books are carefully selected to reflect the Museum's mission, collection and exhibitions. Click on the categories online on our website to view items for sale.

Whether you’re looking for a daytime meeting location or hosting an elegant dinner party, LUMA has the perfect space for you.

The Museum interprets and displays the University’s medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque collection, known as the Martin D’Arcy Collection, other museum permanent collections, and rotating exhibitions.

Mission

The Loyola University Museum of Art is dedicated to exploring, promoting, and understanding art and artistic expression that illuminates the enduring spiritual questions of all cultures and societies. The Loyola University Museum of Art reflects the University’s Jesuit identity and is dedicated to helping people of all creeds to explore their faith and spiritual quest.

History

The Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) was founded in 2005 on the Water Tower Campus of Loyola University Chicago. LUMA is located on the Magnificent Mile in Lewis Towers, a historic 1926 Gothic Revival building. The museum, with 25,000 square feet contains eight main exhibition galleries, the William G. and Marilyn M. Simpson Lecture Hall, the Solomon Cordwell Buenz Library of Sacred Art and Architecture, the Museum Store, the Push Pin Gallery, and the Harlan J. Berk Ltd. Works on Paper Gallery. LUMA welcomes new members and volunteers at all levels of participation.

Artifacts Collections

The D’Arcy is one of the finest collections of medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art in the Midwest. It is particularly noted for its diverse holdings of three-dimensional objects that epitomize both the religious and secular aspects of European life. Devotional ivories, painted sculptures, and enameled liturgical objects feature among its medieval highlights; in covering the Renaissance, the D’Arcy is especially strong in objects commissioned to celebrate familial events such as marriage and childbirth. Among its Baroque pieces are Christ Among the Doctors by Matthias Stomer, a Dutch-born follower of Caravaggio, and intricate pieces of metalwork and woodwork, such as a collector’s chest by Wenzel Jamnitzer, the leading German goldsmith of this period, and The Flagellation by Alessandro Algardi.

Research Collections

In recognition of the Museum’s broad mission to explore and promote understanding of the enduring spiritual questions of all faiths and cultures as expressed through art, a new collection—the LUMA Collection—has been established. Gifts of 308 Vinca, Thessalonian, and Kiliya-type Neolithic idols, ranging in date from 6500 to 3500 BCE, and contemporary photographs, prints, and textiles demark the Collection’s parameters. The majority of its pieces reflect the Museum’s temporary exhibition history.

Educational Programs

Since opening in 2005, LUMA has hosted ambitious educational programming designed to engage people from ages 5 to 100. We seek to provide memorable experiences that lead to discovery, awareness, and curiosity. We hope to encourage life-long learning and believe that through our programs, learning to see and seeing to learn will make for a fuller, richer life.

    Facilities

    Lecture Halls

    Governance

    The Museum operates as part of the educational mission of the University and is a 501(c)3 cultural institution receiving public and private support and with an elected board of advisors.

    Library

    Access: Students, Scholars, Members

    Appointment required: Yes

    Publications

    Quarterly newsletter: The LUMANARY

      ADA

      Wheelchair Accessible

      Services

      Gift Shop

      Online Gift Shop

      Special Event Rental

      Group Tours