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Student Artwork Exhibition at LUMA

July 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

LUMA – Loyola University Museum of Art

Urban Gateways will be exhibiting student work from three in-school residency programs in the Jean Morman Unsworth Art Expressways Gallery beginning July 6, 2018 at the Loyola University Museum of Art. Stop by to experience the exhibition any time between July 6, 2018 and January 2019! You’re also invited to attend LUMA’s summer exhibition opening on July 6 for a special celebration including refreshments and the chance to mingle with LUMA featured artists. The event is free and open to the public.

About our exhibition:

Experimental Reflections: Exploring Identity through the Arts is an exhibition of student work from Urban Gateways In-School Artist Residency programs. These residencies build collaborative partnerships between professional artists and schools to provide meaningful exploration in the arts. The exhibit features projects from three residency programs, representing schools in Chicago’s Brighton Park, Englewood, and Little Village neighborhoods. Programs were led by Urban Gateways teaching artists who worked with students in their classrooms over the course of one to two years. Each residency focused on specific mediums, such as fiber arts or photography, where students learned about textures, patterns, techniques, and cultural influences to create pieces expressing their perspectives and collective voice. Examining and celebrating Black American and Mexican history and culture, students explored themes of social justice, equity, and identity through an artistic lens, learning how to present themselves as multifaceted individuals while communicating their experiences and their relationships with the world and people around them.


Pictured: Artwork from Traveling Minds, one of the Urban Gateways programs to be featured in the LUMA exhibition. Photo 2016 by Alayna Kudalis.



July 6
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


LUMA – Loyola University Museum of Art
820 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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