Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Museum of Art

Art Illuminating the Spirit

School & Teacher Programs

School tours are available Tuesday through Friday. Students may view special exhibitions or the permanent collection. See below for themes. 

Themed Tours of the D’Arcy

  • Angels in Art
  • Artists’ Workshops
  • Biblical Stories
  • Color & Light
  • Life of Christ
  • Life of Mary
  • Lives of the Saints
  • Meaning of Plants
  • Naturalism
  • Patronage
  • Tense Times in the Church

For more information, please contact the education department at lumaeducation@luc.edu or 312.915.7635.

Click the links below to download and print lesson plans related to the following exhibitions:

Martin D'Arcy, S.J. Collection

  1. Precious Objects, Precious Boxes (PDF)
  2. The Canterbury Tales with a Chicago Twist (PDF)
  3. Overcoming Great Odds (PDF)
  4. Drawing Tales and Lessons (PDF)
  5. Storytelling through Roman Mythology and the Science of Your Neighborhood (PDF)
  6. Mechanical Feat: Elephant Automaton Clock (PDF)

Pilgrimage and Faith: Buddhism, Christianity and Islam

1. Honoring a Wise Person (PDF)
2. Recounting a Life in Eight Scenes (PDF)
3. Precious Objects, Precious Boxes (PDF)
4. The Canterbury Tales with a Chicago Twist (PDF)
5. Depicting a Special Place from Multiple Perspectives (PDF)
6. The Writing on the Wall: Making Calligraphic Portraits (PDF)


1. Introduction to Outsider Art (PDF)
2. William Edmondson's Angel (PDF)
3. Ronald and Jessie Cooper's Heavenly Chour Praysing God (PDF)
4. Howard Finster's Holy White City Coming Down, #5000.280 (PDF)
5. Sister Gertrude Morgan's New Jerusalem (PDF)
6. Leroy Almon's Thomas Dorsey (PDF)
7. Minnie Evans's Two Angels Adoring Central Figure (PDF)
8. HEAVEN+HELL Activities (PDF)