Friday, December 13, 2013

Art and Faith of the Crèche - Nativity Scenes from around the World

This past Sunday, the kids and I took a break from the Mag Mile shopping madness and took some quiet time to soak in the current exhibit at the LUMA Museum: Art and Faith of the Crèche: The Collection of James and Emilia Govan. This touching exhibit shows how artists across the globe depict the Nativity, and makes for an interesting, relaxing and thoughtful break from holiday shopping. We decided that we're making a stop at this annual exhibit part of our pre-Christmas family traditions. 
I volunteer with the Chicago Sister Cities, and here are my kids in front of the crèche that our Milano committee sponsored.

The Art and Faith of the Crèche exhibit showcases how artists recreate the nativity scene with clothing, architecture, and figures from their native lands. Can you guess where these crèches were made?

When you pass Chicago's historic Water Tower, steer your family towards the LUMA at 870 North Michigan Avenue. The LUMA is open on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (free admission) and Wednesday–Sunday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, visit
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  1. Amy, we are so very pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed the Art and Faith of the Crèche exhibition. We look forward to seeing your family back in the years to come as there are always new crèches being added to the collection. Happy holidays!

  2. Thanks so much for your kind comment! We really found this exhibit a lovely and refreshing break from the usual holiday craziness on Michigan Avenue!