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Loyola University Museum of Art

Art Illuminating the Spirit

Adult Programs

Lecture Series

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.

Click here for upcoming public programs.

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?”


Have you ever wondered how one becomes a Jesuit? How one identifies the calling? Why one chooses the Jesuits over other orders?  What it takes in terms of intellectual and spiritual training to become a Jesuit in the modern world?

Join us for this series of afternoon teas to meet three Loyola University Jesuits in different stages of their training. Hear their stories.

Friday, April 24, 3:00 p.m.
James Erler, S.J.

Friday, May 8, 3:00 p.m.
Dominic Tomuseni, S.J.

Docent Program

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

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 lumaeducation@luc.edu or 312.915.7635.

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.


Loyola University Museum of Art · 820 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
312.915.7600 · luma@luc.edu

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