Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Museum of Art

Art Illuminating the Spirit

Past Exhibitions

Art and Faith of the Crèche: The Collection of James and Emilia Govan

December 6, 2016 – January 8, 2017

The story of Mary, Joseph, and the Christ Child has had a great appeal throughout the world as a story of a family facing both hardship and hope. See how artists across the globe have depicted the Nativity. From Armenia to Zimbabwe, learn how artists recreate the Nativity with clothing, architecture, and figures from their native countries. Remarkable in its variety of medium and scale, this generous gift from James and Emilia Govan promises to be a memorable tradition for families of all faiths.