Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Museum of Art

Art Illuminating the Spirit

Current Exhibitions


Art and Faith of the Crèche: The Collection of James and Emilia Govan

November 13, 2018 – January 12, 2019

This perennial favorite returns. The story of Mary, Joseph, and the Christ Child has great appeal throughout the world. See how artists across the globe depict the nativity with clothes, architecture, and figures from their native lands.

Continuing LUMA’s effort to place the global in conversation with the local, LUMA will also present six new crèches created by Chicagoland artists this year. Judie Anderson, Alfonsa Burcheri-Vistian, David Lee Csicsko, Steve Musgrave, Jan Petry, and Altan Arceo-Witzl have created one-of-a-kind nativity scenes specifically designed for this exhibition. LUMA is thrilled to premiere these new creations alongside creches from The Collection of James and Emilia Govan.