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Art Illuminating the Spirit

Sponsor a Crèche

Celebrate the Holidays with LUMA

This winter, LUMA continues its beloved holiday celebration of presenting Art and Faith of the Crèche: The Collection of James and Emilia Govan. The seventh annual exhibition will be on view from November 14, 2015–January 10, 2016.

The collection of James and Emilia Govan includes more than 500 crèches from 100 countries. Talented craftspeople and artists from around the world share their creative interpretations of the Nativity through native architecture, clothing, flora and fauna.

Sponsor a Crèche

Click here to sponsor a crèche!

Print the Sponsor Form (PDF)Sponsor Form (PDF)Sponsor Form (PDF) and mail to:

Ann Fruland
Assistant Director of Development
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Contact Guadelupe Pastenes at gherre2@luc.edu or 312.915.7618.

Since the first Art and Faith of the Crèche in 2007, the Crèche Sponsorship Program has become increasingly popular amongst our LUMA friends. 

Sponsoring a crèche in the exhibition is the perfect way to honor your heritage or that of a friend, or loved one during the upcoming holiday season. With a $150 sponsorship your name or that of whomever you designate will be displayed on the label of your sponsored crèche. Your sponsorship helps us to care for this special collection and present this wonderful exhibition each year.

Crèche of the Year

The 2015 LUMA Crèche of the Year celebrates the great tradition of praesepe (crèches) in Italy. The work of a Sicilian artist, Francesco Scarlatella, this small masterpiece evokes 17th-century Baroque sculptures. The Scarlatella Nativity honors those of Italian heritage and is a perfect way to commemorate your family or someone close to you. To be prominently displayed throughout the fall and in our 2015 Art and Faith of the Crèche exhibition, this unique sponsorship is available at $1,000.00