The Haggerty Museum of Art will host a presentation by Father Tom Lucas inspired by the exhibition “Double Vision: Art from Jesuit University Collections” on Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The lecture will be offered both in-person and online; a Zoom link will be sent to all registrants in advance.
Father Lucas is an internationally recognized expert in Jesuit art history and is well known as a liturgical designer and artist. As a graduate student, he designed and directed the restoration of the sixteenth century rooms of St. Ignatius in Rome and curated an exhibit on Jesuit architecture at the Vatican Library. After serving for three years as the National Secretary for Communications at the US Jesuit Conference, he joined the faculty at the University of San Francisco in 1995. There he was founding chair of the Fine and Performing Arts and founding director of the Thacher Gallery at USF (1998) and the Kalmanovitz Sculpture Terrace (2008).
In 2013, Father Lucas was named Rector of the Jesuit Community at Seattle University, where he also served as university distinguished professor and curator of the University Art Collection. He began a new assignment in 2021 as pastor of St. Ignatius Loyola Parish in Sacramento, California, where he continues his art and teaching work.