Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Museum of Art

Pilgrimage and Faith: Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam

August 21 – November 14, 2010
The historic religious tradition of the pilgrimage in Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam is explored through art and material culture. The exhibition will present a context for the ideas most often connected with the individual’s quest for spiritual healing, atonement, enlightenment, and transformation. Through an examination of past and present religious cultural artifacts and fine art, visitors will understand the profound significance of the pilgrim’s journey. Similarities in the spiritual quest in the three religions visually reinforce LUMA’s mission to explore the spiritual through art of all faiths and cultures.‌

The exhibition was curated by Virginia Raguin and Dina Bangdel with F.E. Peters. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Please click here for six lesson plans related to the exhibition.

Image: Bodhisattva of Wisdom (Tikshna-Manjushri), China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Yongle period (1403-24), Gild brass, The metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 2001, 2001.59; Chalice, Giacomo Guerrino, Italian, Siena, C. 1375, Copper and gilt base and silver cup with basse-taille enamels, Loyola University Museum of Art, Martin D'Arcy Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Rowe Sr., 1969-18; Tile inscribed with text of the Qur'an, Kashan, Iran, 1200-1250, Glazed and painted ceramic tile, The Newark Museum, 38.242