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Loyola University Museum of Art Introduces Caravaggio: Una Mostra Impossibile Speaker and Film Series

October 14, 2005, Chicago, IL Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) announces a series of special programs surrounding its inaugural exhibition, Caravaggio: una mostra impossibile, with presenting sponsor, Sara Lee Foundation. The speaker and film series, kicking-off on Tuesday, October 18, at 6:00 p.m., explores the distinctive work of Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio through academic research, literature and film.

“Integrating research and education into exhibitions is extremely important,” says Pamela Ambrose, Director of Cultural Affairs at Loyola University Chicago. “The film and speaker series provides patrons with the opportunity to interact directly with the exhibition in keeping with LUMA’s mission to position itself as a museum with an interest in education and educational programming.”

The Caravaggio exhibition opened on October 8, 2005 at LUMA, and runs until February 11, 2006. Organized by RAI-Radiotelevisione Italiana and the Regione Campania, Caravaggio: una mostra impossibile uses the latest in high definition digital technology to reproduce the complete works ofCaravaggio on a 1:1 scale with images as large as 9 ft. x 12 ft.

Location: All of the events listed below will take place at 820 N. Michigan Ave., Simpson Lecture Hall, Water Tower Campus unless otherwise noted.

Schedule:

Tuesday, October 18
6 p.m. Caravaggio’s Abraham: Art and Literature Series
Tour of exhibition and discussion on Genesis 22:1-14 and Rachel Cush’s “After Caravaggio’s Sacrifice of Isaac” with Dr. Daniel Born and Ann Meehan
Co-presented by the Great Books Foundation
Members: $15; Non-members: $25
Reservations: 312-915-7604

Thursday, October 20
5:30 p.m. Object of Desire, Object of Devotion: St. John the Baptist in Caravaggio’s Art
Lecture by Catherine Puglisi, Ph.D., Rutgers University, New Jersey
Co-sponsored by the Departments of Fine Arts & Modern Languages
Admission is free

Thursday, October 27
4 p.m. The Missing Caravaggio Painting: His Portrayal of the Risen Christ
Keynote Speaker: Fr. Daniel Berrigan, S.J.
Venue: Kasbeer Hall, 25 E. Pearson
Free admission
Sponsored by the Institute of Pastoral Studies and EVOKE
Reservation required: evoke@luc.edu or 773-508-8016

5:30 p.m. Reception for Fr. Daniel Berrigan, S.J. and Fr. Edward Siebert, SJ
Venue: Kasbeer Hall, 25 E. Pearson
Free admission
Sponsored by the Institute of Pastoral Studies

6:30 p.m. Caravaggio Film Series
Two Murders! The first episode in the new cable television series, Hidden Treasures of the Jesuits
Produced by Fr. Edward Siebert, S.J., Loyola Productions (2005)
Venue: Kasbeer Hall, 25 E. Pearson
Free admission
Reservation required: luma@luc.edu or 312-915-7600

Wednesday, November 2
3:30 p.m. Caravaggio and Violence
Lecture by John Varriano, Ph.D., Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts
Co-sponsored by the School of Law
Free admission

Thursday, November 17
5:30 p.m. Artemisia Gentileschi and Caravaggio: The Evolution of Artemisia’s Expressive Language
Lecture by Judy Mann, Ph.D., Curator, St. Louis Art Museum
Co-sponsored by the Women’s Studies Department
Free admission

Sunday, November 20
2 p.m.Caravaggio Film Series
Artemisia: The story of Caravaggio‘s female contemporary, Artemisia Gentileschi
Directed by Agnès Merlot (1997) in French with English subtitles
Free admission

Sunday, December 4
3:30 p.m. In the Painter’s Studio: Caravaggio’s Painting Technique
Hands-on workshop and demonstration by Phoebe Weil, Art Conservator, Saint Louis
Co-sponsored by the Department of Chemistry

Space is limited.
Free admission
Reservation required: luma@luc.edu or 312-915-7600

Tuesday, January 24
6 p.m. Caravaggio’s Judith: Art and Literature Series
Tour of exhibition and discussion on the Book of Judith with Dr. Daniel Born and Ann Meehan
Co-sponsored by the Great Books Foundation

Members: $15; Non-members: $25
Reservations: 312-915-7604

For additional information about LUMA, its exhibitions and/or public programs, visit www.luc.edu/luma or call 312-915-7600.

LUMA Mission Statement – Art Illuminating the Spirit
The Loyola University Museum of Art is dedicated to the exploration, promotion and understanding of art and artistic expression that attempts to illuminate the enduring spiritual questions and concerns of all cultures and societies. As a museum with an interest in education and educational programming, Loyola University Museum of Art reflects the University’s Jesuit Mission and is dedicated to helping men and women of all creeds explore the roots off their own faith and spiritual quest.

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 the 28 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, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies and social work. Loyola offers 66 undergraduate majors, 59 master’s degrees and 36 doctoral degrees and 3 professional degree programs. 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 our web site at www.luc.edu.

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