Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Museum of Art

Art Illuminating the Spirit

Past Exhibitions

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

November 17, 2007 – January 26, 2008

Crèche-makers from around the world interpret the nativity scene through the eyes of their own cultures. The story of Mary, Joseph and Jesus has had a great appeal as a story of a family facing both hardship and hope. See how artists across the globe have depicted the Nativity through a cultural lens that incorporates native clothing, art, and architecture.

Image: Unknown Artist, Arbol de la Vida, Mexico, clay, The James and Emilia Govan Crèche Collection, Loyola University Museum of Art


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