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Loyola University Museum of Art Seeks Photos of “Wandering” Sculpture
Museum Asking Arts Community to Submit Images of Popular D’Arcy Collection Attraction
CHICAGO, November 23, 2011 – Caspar, a fifteenth-century Austrian sculpture depicting one of the three Wise Men, or Magi, has wandered away from the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA). As the Magi are prone to do this time of year, Caspar has “left” the museum to follow the Star of Bethlehem, in search of the Christ child. Exactly where his adventures will take him in the coming weeks will be determined by friends of LUMA both far and wide.
While he is away, LUMA is asking for everyone’s help in an effort to try to keep tabs on Caspar’s whereabouts. Part of LUMA’s permanent Martin D’Arcy Collection of medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Art, Caspar (pictured above) is easily identified by his small crown, green thigh-length tunic, red tights, and stylish poulaines (pointed shoes).
First, you will need to visit LUC.edu/luma/caspar to download a traveling version of the sculpture. Once he is downloaded, cut him out and take him on an adventure, but be sure to get a photo of him along for the ride. Next, e-mail your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org, upload your Caspar photo at Facebook.com/LoyolaUniversityMuseumofArt, or tweet it and include @LUMACaspar in the message.
To learn more about Caspar or the Martin D’Arcy Collection, visit LUC.edu/luma.
The Loyola University Museum of Art, which celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2010, 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. For more information, visit the museum’s website at LUC.edu/luma.
Art illuminating the spirit!