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Loyola University Museum of Art Introduces Caravaggio: Una Mostra Impossibile

Speaker and Film Series

October 14, 2005, Chicago, IL - Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) announces a series of special programs surrounding its inaugural exhibition, Caravaggio: una mostra impossibile, with presenting sponsor, Sara Lee Foundation. The speaker and film series, kicking-off on Tuesday, October 18, at 6:00 p.m., explores the distinctive work of Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio through academic research, literature and film.

"Integrating research and education into exhibitions is extremely important," says Pamela Ambrose, Director of Cultural Affairs at Loyola University Chicago. "The film and speaker series provides patrons with the opportunity to interact directly with the exhibition in keeping with LUMA's mission to position itself as a museum with an interest in education and educational programming."

The Caravaggio exhibition opened on October 8, 2005 at LUMA, and runs until February 11, 2006. Organized by RAI-Radiotelevisione Italiana and the Regione Campania, Caravaggio: una mostra impossibile uses the latest in high definition digital technology to reproduce the complete works of Caravaggio on a 1:1 scale with images as large as 9 ft. x 12 ft.

Location: All of the events listed below will take place at 820 N. Michigan Ave., Simpson Lecture Hall, Water Tower Campus unless otherwise noted.

Schedule:

Tuesday, October 18 
6 p.m. Caravaggio's Abraham: Art and Literature Series 
Tour of exhibition and discussion on Genesis 22:1-14 and Rachel Cush's "After Caravaggio's Sacrifice of Isaac" with Dr. Daniel Born and Ann Meehan
Co-presented by the Great Books Foundation
Members: $15; Non-members: $25
Reservations: 312-915-7604

Thursday, October 20
5:30 p.m. Object of Desire, Object of Devotion: St. John the Baptist in Caravaggio's Art
Lecture by Catherine Puglisi, Ph.D., Rutgers University, New Jersey
Co-sponsored by the Departments of Fine Arts & Modern Languages
Admission is free

Thursday, October 27
4 p.m. The Missing Caravaggio Painting: His Portrayal of the Risen Christ
Keynote Speaker: Fr. Daniel Berrigan, S.J.
Venue: Kasbeer Hall, 25 E. Pearson
Free admission
Sponsored by the Institute of Pastoral Studies and EVOKE
Reservation required: evoke@luc.edu or 773-508-8016

5:30 p.m. Reception for Fr. Daniel Berrigan, S.J. and Fr. Edward Siebert, SJ
Venue: Kasbeer Hall, 25 E. Pearson 
Free admission
Sponsored by the Institute of Pastoral Studies

6:30 p.m. Caravaggio Film Series
Two Murders! The first episode in the new cable television series, Hidden Treasures of the Jesuits
Produced by Fr. Edward Siebert, S.J., Loyola Productions (2005)
Venue: Kasbeer Hall, 25 E. Pearson
Free admission
Reservation required: luma@luc.edu or 312-915-7600

Wednesday, November 2 
3:30 p.m. Caravaggio and Violence
Lecture by John Varriano, Ph.D., Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts
Co-sponsored by the School of Law 
Free admission

Thursday, November 17 
5:30 p.m. Artemisia Gentileschi and Caravaggio: The Evolution of Artemisia's Expressive Language
Lecture by Judy Mann, Ph.D., Curator, St. Louis Art Museum
Co-sponsored by the Women's Studies Department
Free admission

Sunday, November 20 
2 p.m. Caravaggio Film Series
Artemisia: The story of Caravaggio's female contemporary, Artemisia Gentileschi
Directed by Agnes Merlot (1997) in French with English subtitles
Free admission

Sunday, December 4 
3:30 p.m. In the Painter's Studio: Caravaggio's Painting Technique
Hands-on workshop and demonstration by Phoebe Weil, Art Conservator, Saint Louis
Co-sponsored by the Department of Chemistry
Space is limited.
Free admission
Reservation required: luma@luc.edu or 312-915-7600

Tuesday, January 24
6 p.m. Caravaggio's Judith: Art and Literature Series
Tour of exhibition and discussion on the Book of Judith with Dr. Daniel Born and Ann Meehan
Co-sponsored by the Great Books Foundation
Members: $15; Non-members: $25
Reservations: 312-915-7604

For additional information about LUMA, its exhibitions and/or public programs, visitwww.luc.edu/luma or call 312-915-7600.

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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