United States

820 N. Michigan Ave.
Phone: 312-915-7600

Loyola University Museum Of Art

Part of a Jesuit Catholic University located within Chicago’s diverse metropolitan area, the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) opened in 2005 with a truly unique mission. Displaying works that promote dialogue concerning the world’s faiths and traditions, LUMA is dedicated to the exploration, promotion, and understanding of art and artistic expression that illuminate the enduring spiritual questions of human kind.

Located at Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus, LUMA occupies three floors of the University’s historic Lewis Towers on Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue. LUMA hosts a number of traveling exhibitions, and the diversity of theme and style throughout the works promotes dialogue concerning the world’s faiths.

The museum also offers an abundance of educational programming, all of which echo the University’s Jesuit mission and commitment to helping men and women of all creeds explore the roots of their own spiritual quest.

Permanent Collection

In December 2007, LUMA will unveil the long awaited re-installation of its permanent medieval, renaissance, and baroque collection, the Martin D’Arcy Collection, which was previously housed at the University’s Lake Shore Campus.


A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and The Jewish People
April 14 - August 12, 2007

Previous Exhibitions

The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama
October 28, 2006 - January 15, 2007

The Gods As We Shape Them
April 8 - September 10, 2006

Land and Sea: DoDo Jin Ming
April 8 - May 28, 2006

Living Drawings: Recent Works by Hunter O'Reilly
March 12 - June 4, 2006

Arts Botanica
March 12 - March 17, 2006

Carlos Saura: Flamenco
February 17 - March 26, 2006

Caravaggio: Una Mostra Impossible
October 28, 2005 - February 11, 2006

Exhibitions (6)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

David Lee Csicsko: Sacred Visions in Art and Design
June 16 - August 26, 2007

Painting Ethiopia: The Life and Work of Qes Adamu Tesfaw
August 31 - November 4, 2007

The Celluloid Bible: Cinema and the Scriptures
February 16 - April 12, 2008

Silver Clouds
May 17 - August 2008

May 17 - August 2, 2008

Art and Faith of the Creche: The Collection of James Govan
November 17, 2007 - January 27, 2008


Suggested Admission
General: $6
Seniors: $5
Free to children under 14, students with ID, military dependents with ID, and Loyola employees with ID.

Admission is free on Tuesdays.

Free Guided Tours: noon and 2:00 p.m.

Opening hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (free admission)
Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Getting there

By CTA Train: Red Line to Chicago Avenue, walk three blocks east to Michigan Avenue, one block north to Pearson Street.

By CTA Bus: #151 (Michigan Avenue and Chicago bus), #66 (Chicago Avenue bus), #36 (State Street bus), #22 (Dearborn Avenue bus).

For information about CTA, visit their website at

Chicago Free Trolley runs daily during spring & summer months; weekend service only from September - December; daily holiday service available from November 25 - 27 & December 17 - January 1.


LUMA is wheelchair accessible. Tours are available for visitors with disabilities. For special needs please call in advance: 312-915-7604.

Museum internal and external photos (3)

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As part of a university, LUMA offers a variety of educational initiatives.

Adult, senior, and youth education programs offer workshops related to the exhibitions. Lectures, film series, and concerts are also open to the public.

In designing its educational programming, LUMA works with nationally- and internationally-known scholars from a variety of disciplines, with several lectures featuring speakers from Loyola’s extraordinary faculty.

All events take place at in LUMA's Simpson Lecture Hall unless otherwise noted.

For information on current offerings, please visit


Group Tours: All group tours must be booked at least one month in advance. Please call 312-915-7604.


School tours are available from 10 a.m. - noon on Wednesdays and Thursdays from November 1, 2006 through June 14, 2007.

For information or to make reservations, please contact Ann Meehan, Curator of Education, at (312) 915-7604 or


The Push Pin Gallery displays student work as well as other art work created in arts programs around the city.

The Young Curators Project works with students ages 9 -12 and teaches them how to curate an exhibition.


LUMA has many levels of participation, including individual and family memberships.

Members enjoy free admission to the museum, discounts on event tickets and shop merchandise, advance notice on upcoming exhibitions and programs, a subscription to the museum's newsletter, and much more.

To talk to one of our staff about becoming a member, please call 312-915-7600.

Venue hire

For events and museum space reservation, please call (312) 915-7630 or e-mail