This semester the University is partnering with the Art Institute of Chicago to pilot a program to provide students free access to the museum and its exhibits during the spring semester. To help launch the partnership, all students, faculty, and staff, including your families and guests, are invited to visit the Art Institute on Thursday, January 31. Admission to the museum on this evening is free of charge.

Two highlights of the evening include a tour at 5:30 p.m. of the European painting galleries, hosted by Jonathan Canning, senior curator for the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA). During the tour, Canning will highlight relationships between treasures at the Art Institute and LUMA. Then, at 6 p.m., Paula Wisotzki, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, will offer an introduction to the Art Institute’s collection of 20th-century art.

On Loyola night (January 31), simply present your Loyola identification card for free access to the museum. More details for the event can be found by clicking here.

For more information, please contact Justin Daffron, S.J., associate provost, at or 773.508.7402.