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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author to Lecture at LUMA

Daniel W. Howe to Discuss His Latest Book and its Relationship to 
LUMA’s Current Exhibition


Pulitzer Prize-winning author Daniel W. Howe will visit the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) to discuss his newest book, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848, and relate the work to the museum’s current exhibition, Manifest Destiny/Manifest Responsibility: Environmentalism and the Art of the American Landscape.

During the era of Manifest Destiny, American artists addressed the divinity and design of nature, its millennial transformation, and the vista it opened up to national expansion. In Professor Howe’s lecture, he will use his book and LUMA’s exhibition to place Manifest Destiny in a historical context, focusing primarily on two issues: American expansion across the continent and religious awakenings.

Free for LUMA members and $5 for non-members.



Daniel W. Howe is Rhodes Professor of American History Emeritus at Oxford University in England and Professor of History Emeritus at UCLA. His writings have dealt chiefly with the intellectual and cultural history of antebellum America. His many publications include The Political Culture of the American WhigsThe Unitarian ConscienceVictorian America, and Making the American Self.



Wednesday, June 25, 2008
6 p.m.



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

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!