We recently told you all about the exciting spring exhibitions at the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) which includes Truth is in the Telling, a collection of Haggadot, or books that tell the story of the Jewish Exodus from Egypt. Now we’re here to let you in on a couple of events being hosted by LUMA as a part of this exhibition.
The first event will be a lecture titled “What’s so Special about the Passover Haggadah?” held on March 5th. The talk, held by Professor Menahem Blondheim of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will argue that the Haggadah is, despite it’s general standing of importance in the faith, the worst of Jewish texts. Professor Blondheim will assert that the Haggadah merely serves as a talking point, a guide for discussion, as opposed to actually saying anything important. The lecture is sure to be one wrought with controversy and intellectual insight. The lecture will cost $10 for the general public, and $5 for LUMA Members and Loyola students, faculty and staff.
The second, and free, event will give patrons an opportunity to meet the man who provided selections from his personal Haggadot collection for The Truth is in the Telling, Steve Durchslag. Steve had collected 4,500 volumes, one of the largest collections in the world. On March 22nd you have a change to “Meet the Collector” of this fascinating exhibit.
Both events will be held at 6PM. If you would like to RSVP for either event, please email email@example.com. For more information about the events being held at LUMA, click here.
At a college as steeped in basketball pride as Loyola University, we know it’s not always the romantic movies that jerk tears from our eyes, sometimes it’s the sports movies. That’s why you should grab your friends (and maybe a tissue box) and head on down to the Music Box Theatre, located at 3733 N. Southport Avenue on March 14 at 7PM to see a special screening of Hoosiers.
For those who don’t know, this movie stars Gene Hackman (Superman, The Royal Tennenbaums) as the coach of a misfit 1950′s Indiana high school basketball team, and their rise to the Indiana State Basketball Championship. And for your $15 ticket price, you not only see the movie, but after the film, Chicago Tribune sports columnist David Haugh and film critic Michael Phillips will hold a discussion to see where Hoosiers falls in the spectrum of great sports movies.
So pre-order your tickets and prepare your tear ducts for this night of cinema and discussion!
Haggadot Collage by Stephen P. Durchslag
Calling all art lovers! The Loyola University Museum of Arts (LUMA) will soon host three new, enthralling art exhibitions. Artworks including the distinctive style of Marc Chagall, selections from Stephen P. Durchslag’s collections, and photographs by Lewis Kostiner these exhibits will surely have something to please everyone’s taste!
Graven Images: Marc Chagall’s Bible Illustrations will include paintings from Chagall’s experiences from traveling to Palestine in 1931. As an attempt to illustrate the Hebrew Bible for the famous publisher Ambroise Vollard, Chagall’s travels were an inspiration to him, and served to influence his artwork.
The Truth is in the Telling will highlight selections from the Haggadot Collection of Stephen P. Durchslag. The artwork serves as a platform to depict the journey of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt to their freedom today.
Last but not least, Lewis Kostiner’s Choosing Fatherhood: America’s Second Chance explores the absence of father’s from their children’s lives through portraits of fathers involved in their children’s lives.
The new exhibitions will open March 2nd and feature an opening reception that day at 5:30PM. It will be free for all LUMA members, Loyola students, faculty, and staff. Tickets will cost only $15 for all other patrons. Click here for more information about the opening reception and to send in your RSVP!