FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
100+ Works of Art Available for Purchase on November 2
What: The Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) will hold its first benefit art sale on Wednesday, November 2, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. This unique sale, which features more than 100 works of art donated by artists, collectors, and galleries, includes a silent auction, live auction, and the "Backroom Bazaar," which guarantees ticket holders the opportunity to go home with an impressive work of art.
Tickets for the evening are $100 a piece or $150 for a pair. “Backroom Bazaar” tickets can be purchased for an additional $50. Tickets are still available and can be purchased online at LUC.edu/luma/artsale or by calling 312.915.7608.
Items available for purchase can now be previewed online at LUC.edu/luma/artsale. LUMA will also host free, special preview sessions at the museum on October 31 and November 1, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and November 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Former Illinois Governor James R. Thompson will serve as honorary chair of the event and the guest auctioneer for the evening is Gayle M. Franzen. All proceeds from the event will allow the Museum to continue to present exhibitions and programs that support its mission.
When: Wednesday, November 2
6–8:30 p.m. – Silent Auction and Cocktails
7:30 p.m. – Live Auction
8:30 p.m. – Backroom Bazaar
Where: Loyola University Museum of Art
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Editor Note: Full list of participating artists included below.
Graciela Rodo Boulanger
R. Dayton Castelman
Robert Davis/Michael Langlois
Mauro Castillo Gamarra Michael Jones
Jan Matulka Dana Major Kanovitz
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Joseph John Paul Meert
Jeanine Coupe Ryding
Molly J. Schiff
René Romero Schuler
Jean Morman Unsworth
Vivian van Blerk
Jan Theun van Rees
Bruce H. White
Opened in 2005, the Loyola University Museum of Art is dedicated to exploring, promoting, and understanding art and artistic expression that illuminates the enduring spiritual questions of all cultures and societies. As a museum with an interest in education and educational programming, LUMA reflects the University’s Jesuit mission and is dedicated to helping people of all creeds explore the roots of their faith and spiritual quests. Located at Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus, the museum occupies the first three floors of the University’s historic Lewis Towers on Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue. For more information, visit the museum’s website at LUC.edu/luma.
Art illuminating the spirit!