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Art Illuminating the Spirit

Sponsor a Crèche

Celebrate the Holidays with LUMA

This winter, LUMA celebrates the 10th anniversary presenting Art and Faith of the Crèche: The Collection of James and Emilia Govan. This beloved holiday exhibition will be on view from November 14, 2017 - January 6, 2018.

The collection of James and Emilia Govan includes more than 500 crèches from 100 countries. Talented craftspeople and artists from around the world share their creative interpretations of the Nativity through local architecture, clothing, flora and fauna.

Sponsor a Crèche

Click here to sponsor a crèche and here to view our 2017 Creche selection.

Print the Sponsor Form and mail to:

Theolyn Patterson 
Member & Visitor Services Manager 
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Contact Theolyn Patterson at tpatterson3@luc.edu or 312.915.6719.

Since the first Art and Faith of the Crèche in 2007, the Crèche Sponsorship Program has become increasingly popular amongst our LUMA friends. 

Sponsoring a crèche in the exhibition is the perfect way to honor your heritage or that of a friend, or loved one during the upcoming holiday season. With a $150 sponsorship your name or that of whomever you designate will be displayed on the label of your sponsored crèche. Your sponsorship helps us to care for this special collection and present this wonderful exhibition each year.

Crèche of the Year

LUMA’s 2017 Crèche of the Year features the whimsical woodcarving of award-winning polish folk artist Boleslaw Parasion. In this celebratory scene, a trio of graceful angels serenade the Holy Family with a mandolin, a string bass, and a trumpet. Parasion is well known for his vividly colorful depictions of holy stories and carves his scenes in linden wood, which is commonly used for altarpieces and icon painting. This unique sponsorship is available at $1,000.