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10th Annual Art and Faith of the Crèche: The Collection of James

and Emilia Govan

November 14, 2017 ? January 7, 2018

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.

Michelle Murphy: Responsive Beauty

July 1, 2017 ? October 21, 2017

Responsive Beauty

explores the complexities of creating abstract work that is sociopolitical in

content. Michelle Murphy?s photographs feature beauty products as art materials and consider

the triangular relationship between consumer culture, the beauty industry, and the wage disparity

between genders. The resulting images reveal the capacity of cosmetics to function as both a

metaphor and a consumable object. Murphy is a Chicago-based artist who has an MFA from the

School of the Art Institute of Chicago and worked as a photographer for NASA for more than a


JeffreyWolin: Pigeon Hill: Then and Now

July 1, 2017 ? October 21, 2017

Jeffrey Wolin is internationally recognized for his distinct approach to combining photography

with the written word. This recent project revisits a 1987-1991 portrait series depicting the

residents of ?Pigeon Hill,? a housing project in Bloomington, IN. Over the past five years, Wolin

returned to Pigeon Hill and re-photographed over 100 individuals. These compelling images

share memories told by Pigeon Hill residents through hand written narratives that address drug

addiction, violence, poverty, friendship, and hope. Placed side by side in the galleries, these paired

portraits trace three decades of life on Pigeon Hill.



Susan Aurinko: Searching for Jehanne ? the Joan of Arc Project

July 1, 2017 ? October 21, 2017

In 2013, Chicago based artist Susan Aurinko went on a photographic expedition to France. While in

the Loire Valley, she visited a 12th century chateau that was once the temporary home of St. Joan of

Arc. Captivated by the legend of the saint, Aurinko repeatedly returned to photograph the places where

Joan of Arc once lived, prayed, and fought throughout her brief life. Aurinko employs layered images to

explore the iconographic nature of this revered saint through popular culture, literature, feminism, and


Enjoy free admission to LUMA until November 11, 2017!

Images (top to bottom):

The time was right to act,



Susan Aurinko, Courtesy of the artist;

Wendi on Illinois Circle,


Jeffrey Wolin, Courtesy of the artist;

At the Edge of Focus

, Michelle Marie Murphy, Cour-

tesy of the Aritst; ,