Arnold J. Damen, S.J., statue by Walter Arnold of suburban Elgin; installed August 2015. Chiseled from a 10,000-pound piece of stone, this statue honors Father Damen, who founded St. Ignatius College, the predecessor of Loyola University Chicago. The college opened in 1870 on the city’s West Side and narrowly escaped the Great Fire of 1871, which started just blocks away. As the University’s first president, Damen oversaw a faculty of four priests and a student body of 37 young men. (Photo: Natalie Battaglia)


“Sea Change” by Richard Hunt, a native Chicagoan and internationally known sculptor; installed March 2014. Through his work, Hunt often makes comments on contemporary social and political issues. Now on display at the Institute of Environmental Sustainability, “Sea Change” is the first of two Hunt sculptures that will be installed at Loyola. The second, “Angled Angel,” will go on the Kenmore walkway later this fall. (Photo: Nan Li)


Chinese armillary; installed February 2013. Jesuits have made countless scientific contributions over the centuries, including their influential role in reforming the Chinese calendar. This sculpture is an exact replica of the famous Chinese armillary in the Beijing Observatory, which depicts the celestial orbits at the time that Matteo Ricci, S.J., a 17th century Jesuit missionary, was in China. It was cast in Beijing using a mold of the original. (Photo: Natalie Battaglia)


Buddha sculpture by Indira Freitas Johnson, a Chicago-area sculptor and nonviolence educator; installed November 2012. Rising from the grass at Sheridan Road and Loyola Avenue, this fiberglass sculpture is one of 100 identical Buddha heads that are part of Johnson’s Ten Thousand Ripples project. The project, which also includes cultural and community organizations from across Chicago, is meant to spark conversations and interactions about peace and nonviolence. (Photo: Mark Patton)


Cuneo family crest by Campbell “Camp” Bosworth of Texas; installed May 2012. The hand-carved wooden shield, made of black walnut and gold leaf, bears the Cuneo family crest. With elaborate half-moon faces, griffins, and cherubs, the crest measures 7.5 feet tall by 6.5 feet wide and weighs 350 pounds. It is in the entrance to Cuneo Hall and was created in honor of the Cuneo family, who have generously supported the University over the years. (Photo: Natalie Battaglia)


“Los Lobos de Loyola” by C. Francisco Cardenas Martinez of Mexico; installed March 2012 on Wolf and Kettle Day. This sculpture pays homage to St. Ignatius of Loyola and celebrates generosity, a value central to the University’s mission. Legend has it that the Loyola family was so generous that after feeding family and soldiers, they had enough food left to feed the animals. This act of giving is represented by the two wolves and kettle, which are depicted on Loyola’s shield and in this 8-foot-tall sculpture outside the Norville Athletic Center. (Photo: Natalie Battaglia)


“Lunar Disc I” by Emily Young, who has been called “Britain’s greatest living stone sculptor.” (Loyola has several of her works on display; this piece was installed in November 2010.) The large sculpture, which originally stood near Cudahy Library and now stands between Dumbach Hall and Cudahy Science Hall, is made of 1 billion-year-old onyx and was sculpted by hand. Young says Lunar Disc 1 “is synonymous in my mind with both the oneness of the universe of our planet and all who inhabit it, and the unutterable wonder of nature and creation.” (Photo: Natalie Battaglia)


Salvadoran Martyrs Memorial by the architecture firm SmithGroupJRR; installed November 2010. This short wall curves along the sidewalk on the northwest side of Madonna della Strada Chapel and lists the names of the eight Salvadoran Martyrs. The victims—six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper, and her daughter—were killed in 1989 at the University of Central America by members of the Salvadoran military for speaking out on behalf of the poor. (Photo: Natalie Battaglia)


“Wounded Angel” by Emily Young of Britain. (Created in 2003, the piece spent years in London’s Kew Gardens before coming to Loyola in 2010.) The statue sits in union with the Martyrs Memorial and serves as a reminder that many innocent people were murdered during the civil war in El Salvador. Father Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., who was the University’s president when the statue was installed, said in 2011: “We felt that a memorial to these martyrs was appropriate for our campus because these Jesuits led extraordinary lives and did some bold and courageous things in their fight for the people of that Central American country.” (Photo: Natalie Battaglia)


St. Ignatius statue by Gareth Curtiss of Washington state. (Originally installed in 2000 in Centennial Forum, the statue was moved to the Information Commons in January 2007.) This bronze statue depicts Loyola’s founder, St. Ignatius, sitting at a table with quill in hand and writing in a book. It was erected in memory of Dorothy L. Weil, who was a cancer patient at Loyola University Medical Center and a generous supporter of the University. (Photo: Natalie Battaglia)