Message from the Curator
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Patrick Dorsey, S.J.
Dr. Robert Roemer
Dear Members and Friends:
This summer LUMA is thrilled to showcase the captivating work of three
distinct Chicago photographers: Jeffrey Wolin, Susan Aurinko and Michelle
Murphy. Our current collection of exhibitions is designed to engage visitors in
critical conversations regarding economic and gender inequality, individual and
community struggles, and spiritual exploration.
Pigeon Hill: Then and Now
features a longitudinal series
of portraits documenting the stories of residents of the Pigeon Hill housing
project in Bloomington, IN. Wolin?s work is internationally recognized for
combining image and text to produce poetic and intimate representations of his
photographic subjects. This series addresses issues related to systemic economic
inequality in rural America by presenting narratives of survival and gripping
personal reflections. Susan Aurinko?s
Searching for Jehanne?the Joan of Arc
visually traces the brief life of St. Joan of Arc, one of the most recognized
figures in Western civilization. Aurinko?s project examines the iconic nature of
this venerated saint through a photographic exploration of monuments, historical
sites, and cherished objects. Michelle Murphy?s
investigates the beauty industry and consumer culture. These visually stunning
images strategically engage with the history of minimalism by creating abstract
work that is sociopolitical in content.
Currently on view in our
Jean Morman Unsworth Art Expressways Gallery,
Beam it Out/Bring it In
art series organized by the Chicago nonprofit archi-treasures.
LUMA is proud to provide a venue to exhibit the work of this innovative arts-
based community development organization.
In conjunction with our summer exhibitions, LUMA has collaborated with
numerous Loyola University Chicago departments in developing a range of
academic programs including lectures, panel discussions, and performances.
Please be sure to check our website as we continue to add programs to our event
We are delighted to announce that LUMA will be offering free admission to the
museum from June 6 to November 11 in order to make the work of these three
distinguished Chicago artists more accessible to all audiences. We thank you for
your support and look forward to seeing you at LUMA!
Natasha Ritsma, PhD