Museum Exhibit in Chicago on the Jesuits in the Midwest

12415001_mThe first Jesuit Pope is in the Vatican, and he’s generated lots of attention. But many Chicagoans may not know the strong connection our own city has with the Jesuit tradition, established long before Pope Francis was elected. The newest exhibition at the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) highlights this connection through centuries-old art and artifacts.

The museum will host Crossings and Dwellings from July 19 – October 19. The exhibition tells the story of the Jesuits and women religious who shaped the development of the Midwest. The exhibition will feature hundreds of items, including original texts, objects, textiles, and maps, supported by research compiled by Loyola students and faculty.

To see videos, an interactive layout of the exhibition, and more, visit