A series of lectures complements traveling exhibitions and the permanent collection. Local, national, and international scholars speak at the Museum to enlighten visitors on current historical, theological, and art scholarship.
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The docent program is staffed by committed volunteers who serve as LUMA’s ambassadors, educators, and interpreters. Their six-month training period consists of an intensive course on the permanent collection and touring techniques. Docent-in-Training classes are held annually beginning each September. After training is successfully completed, docents commit two days a month to LUMA: one for continuing education and one for tours.
Public tours lasting 45 minutes are conducted every Tuesday through Sunday at noon and 2 p.m. Special tours must be booked with at least one month’s notice. To schedule a special tour, please contact the education department at email@example.com or 312.915.7635.
The Solomon Cordwell Buenz Library of Sacred Art and Architecture
The Solomon Cordwell Buenz Library of Sacred Art and Architecture contains over 2,000 non-circulating books and periodicals on general art history and architecture; the permanent collection; the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods; and past, current, and future LUMA exhibitions; as well as general reference books, religious texts, and auction catalogues.