Free museum: Loyola University Museum of Art
Where: Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 North Michigan Avenue, 312-915-7600
When: Free admission. The museum is open Monday-Friday from 10am-3pm. People need to call ahead (at least the day before) to make an appointment because they are currently between temporary exhibitions and the staff are occupied with those preparations. Scheduled appointments give them advance notice so that they can make sure a staff member is available.
LUMA mounts three to four major exhibitions per year in its temporary exhibition galleries. Current exhibitions.
Permanent Exhibition at Free museum: Loyola University Museum of Art
The museum’s permanent collection, the Martin D’Arcy, S.J. Collection, is a treasure trove of European art dating from the 12th to the 19th centuries. Enjoy paintings, sculptures, furniture, ivories, enamels, and works in gold and silver that were once the possessions of prelates, princes, and private citizens.
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 Museum is dedicated to exploring, promoting, and understanding art and artistic expression that illuminates the enduring spiritual questions of all cultures and societies.
As a museum with an interest in education and educational programming, LUMA reflects the University’s Jesuit mission and is dedicated to helping people of all creeds explore the roots of their faith and spiritual quests.
Located at Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus, the museum occupies the first three floors of the University’s historic Lewis Towers on Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue.
The mission of the museum is illustrated in the first floor lobby by the Windows of Faith, representing the five major faiths of Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam.
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.