School & Teacher Programs

School Tours
School tours are available Tuesday through Friday. Students may view special exhibitions or the permanent collection. See below for themes.

Themed Tours of the D’Arcy
• Angels in Art
• Artists’ Workshops
• Biblical Stories
• Color & Light
• Life of Christ
• Life of Mary
• Lives of the Saints
• Meaning of Plants
• Naturalism
• Patronage
• Tense Times in the Church

For more information, please contact the education department at lumaeducation@luc.edu or 312.915.7604.

Lesson Plans
Click the links below to download and print lesson plans related to the following exhibitions:

Martin D'Arcy Collection

1. Precious Objects, Precious Boxes
2. The Canterbury Tales with a Chicago Twist
3. Overcoming Great Odds
4. Drawing Tales and Lessons
5. Storytelling through Roman Mythology and the Science of Your Neighborhood
6. Mechanical Feat: Elephant Automaton Clock

Pilgrimage and Faith: Buddhism, Christianity and Islam

1. Honoring a Wise Person
2. Recounting a Life in Eight Scenes
3. Precious Objects, Precious Boxes
4. The Canterbury Tales with a Chicago Twist
5. Depicting a Special Place from Multiple Perspectives
6. The Writing on the Wall: Making Calligraphic Portraits


HEAVEN+HELL

1. Introduction to Outsider Art 
2. William Edmondson's Angel
3. Ronald and Jessie Cooper's Heavenly Chour Praysing God 
4. Howard Finster's Holy White City Coming Down, #5000.280
5. Sister Gertrude Morgan's New Jerusalem
6. Leroy Almon's Thomas Dorsey 
7. Minnie Evans's Two Angels Adoring Central Figure
8. HEAVEN+HELL Activities