A series of lectures complements traveling exhibitions and the permanent collection. Local, national, and international scholars speak at the Museum to enlighten visitors on current historical, theological, and art scholarship.
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Tea with the Jesuits
In 2011, LUMA initiated a program called Tea with the Jesuits to introduce our audience to Jesuit intellectuals from across the United States. While listening to the lecture, people enjoy tea and pastries. Past topics have included “Catholic Chaplains to the British Forces in World War I,” “To Walk with People: Parish Life in Peru,” and “What Are the Skies Telling Us?”
Spring 2015 programs will be announced soon!
The docent program is staffed by committed volunteers who serve as LUMA’s ambassadors, educators, and interpreters. Their six-month training period consists of an intensive course on the permanent collection and touring techniques. Docent-in-Training classes are held annually beginning each September. After training is successfully completed, docents commit two days a month to LUMA: one for continuing education and one for tours.
Public tours lasting 45 minutes are conducted every Tuesday through Sunday at noon and 2 p.m. Special tours must be booked with at least one month’s notice. To schedule a special tour, please contact the education department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.915.7604.
The Solomon Cordwell Buenz Library of Sacred Art and Architecture
The Solomon Cordwell Buenz Library of Sacred Art and Architecture contains over 2,000 non-circulating books and periodicals on general art history and architecture; the permanent collection; the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods; and past, current, and future LUMA exhibitions; as well as general reference books, religious texts, and auction catalogues.