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Loyola University Museum of Art to Host

Contemporary Nuclear Arms Crisis Discussion

The Loyola University Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Chicago Network for Justice and Peace, presents The Contemporary Nuclear Arms Crisis and the Art of Peacemaking in the Light of the First Use of Nuclear Weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The event, which will be held this Sunday, will provide attendees the opportunity to discuss the complex issues surrounding the nuclear arms race and feature presentations from the Hiroshima Memorial Peace Museum, along with art works chronicling the effects of nuclear weapons in Japan during World War II. 

Presenters include: Steven Leeper, president of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation and Shigeko Sasamori, a survivor of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima. 
Sunday, November 1, 2009
1 p.m.

Loyola University Museum of Art    
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Human imagination often works very efficiently when it comes to making and employing weapons for war, but it fails to be equally creative when looking for ways to make peace and to resolve conflict through non-violent means. This event provides the perfect opportunity, both artistically and intellectually, for the Loyola community and the public to examine how the world can learn to make peace without the use of these destructive weapons.

About LUMA
Opened in 2005, the Loyola University Museum of Art is dedicated to exploring, promoting, and understanding art and artistic expression that illuminates the enduring spiritual questions of all cultures and societies. As a museum with an interest in education and educational programming, LUMA reflects the University’s Jesuit mission and is dedicated to helping people of all creeds explore the roots of their faith and spiritual quests. Located at Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus, the museum occupies the first three floors of the University’s historic Lewis Towers on Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue. For more information, visit the museum’s website at LUC.edu/luma.

Art illuminating the spirit!