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Steve Christensen

Top Chicago Chefs Headline Annual LUMA Fundraiser

“Paris by the Lake” Recreates Lively French Market on Loyola’s Downtown Campus

The Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) will hold its annual fundraising gala this evening, when it hosts "Paris by the Lake," on Loyola's Water Tower Campus. The event, which is being held in conjunction with the museum's blockbuster summer exhibition Rodin: In His Own Words-Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, will recreate a lively French market and offer guests the unique opportunity to taste French cuisine created by some of Chicago's top chefs.

The evening kicks-off with a preview of the Rodin: In His Own Words exhibition from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the LUMA galleries, at 820 N. Michigan Avenue. At 6:30 p.m., "Paris by the Lake" opens to guests at 51 E. Pearson Street. Gala festivities will be held both indoors and outdoors, and will include cocktails, street musicians, the French market, and fabulous French cuisine.

Headlining the gala are the following chefs:

  • Dominique Tougne, Bistro 110
  • Joseph Doppes, Bistrot Margot
  • Tim Kirker, Bistrot Zinc
  • Vincent Colombet, Cook-Au-Vin
  • Didier Durand, Cyrano's Café and Wine Bar on the River Walk
  • Jacquy Pfeiffer, French Pastry School

When/ Where:
Monday, June 22, 2009
5:30–7:30 p.m. – Rodin: In His Own Words Exhibition Preview
LUMA, 820 N. Michigan Avenue

6:30 p.m. – “Paris by the Lake”
51 E. Pearson Street  

About LUMA
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.

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