FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Loyola University Chicago Museum of Art (LUMA): General Information Released
July 1, 2005, Chicago IL- The Loyola University Chicago Museum of Art (LUMA), Chicago’s newest museum, will open October 8, 2005 at Loyola’s Water Tower Campus on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. For its inaugural celebration, LUMA will serve as North American host to Caravaggio: Una Mostra Impossible, an exhibit produced by RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana and the Regione Campania. For the first time in history, the complete works of Micelangelo Merisi (known as Caravaggio) can be viewed in high-resolution digital photography in true-to original size format. The digital images are printed onto a mylar panel with back-lit illumination creating an x-ray effect. The educational exhibition has been traveling in Italy since 2003.
In addition to hosting and organizing exhibitions focusing on the spirituality in art, LUMA will exhibit the Martin D’Arcy Collection of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art, which was formerly located on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus. The D’Arcy Collection includes Italian, German and Flemish Sculpture, French and Italian furniture and jewelry, domestic and decorative arts, architectural elements, liturgical vessels and processional crosses. The collection also features paintings by Bassano, Tintoretto, Guercino and Stomer.
Loyola University Museum of Art,
Loyola University Chicago
Lewis Towers, 820 North Michigan,
Chicago, IL 60611
Wednesday -Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Evening Hours: Tuesday until 8 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and Catholic Holidays
Open: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day
Youth Free (under 18)
Students Free with ID.
Open during regular business hours.
LUMA is wheelchair accessible.
Tours are available for visitors with mental or physical disabilities or people with hearing impairments.
Please call in advance to reserve group tours. 312-915-7604
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of 14,000 students, which includes 8,500 undergraduates, hailing from all 50 states, as well as 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses, three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include: arts and sciences, business administration, education, grad studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 52 undergraduate majors, 59 master’s degrees and doctoral degrees. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” and “best values” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit site at www.luc.edu.