The duty to conserve and preserve for future generations the museum’s collections is an integral part of LUMA’s mission. We pride ourselves on being responsible stewards of the art we hold in trust from our donors.
The Martin D’Arcy, S.J. Purchase Fund is the chief source of income for new acquisitions. Your generosity will allow the collection to expand. Our priority areas are European paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts (medieval to early 19th century) and Jesuitica.
The key to a successful museum is strong leadership. The LUMA director provides vision, creativity, advancement skills, and a strong commitment to the Museum’s mission and the ideals of Jesuit higher education. The Director’s Fund provides museum leadership with flexibility and resources to help fund special projects.
Since opening in 2005, LUMA has hosted ambitious educational programming designed to engage people from ages 5 to 100. We seek to provide memorable experiences that lead to discovery, awareness, and curiosity. We hope to encourage life-long learning and believe that through our programs, learning to see and seeing to learn will make for a fuller, richer life.
Contributing to the LUMA endowment presents an opportunity to see long-term growth at LUMA and to be part of our future. Individuals become part of a legacy that extends into perpetuity. Building the LUMA endowment will allow LUMA to create traveling collections, increase membership, and create more opportunities for students to work at and participate in museum programs.