FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Discussion of the Wounded Body of Christ and the Modern Social Conscience
The next installment of the Loyola University Museum of Art's "Tea with the Jesuits" series is Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. The focus of the discussion is "The Wounded Body of Christ and the Modern Social Conscience" and it will be led by Terrence E. Dempsey, S.J., director of the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art at Saint Louis University. Father Dempsey will offer a brief overview of how images associated with the wounded body of Christ have been used by modern and contemporary artists to inspire devotion and to stimulate an empathetic response that leads the viewer to action in the social issues that are of greatest concern to the artists.
The event is free with museum admission and RSVP is encouraged. To register, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312.915.7608.
Looking ahead, the series will continue in May with guest speaker Stephen Krupa, S.J., of Loyola's Institute of Pastoral Studies. More information on that lecture can be found at LUC.edu/luma/events.
April 1, 2011
Loyola University Museum of Art
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
The Loyola University Museum of Art, which celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2010, 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!