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Loyola University New Orleans Hosts “The Fruit is a Restless Desire”

NEW ORLEANS – Loyola University New Orleans is pleased to announce the opening of a temporary art exhibition, The Fruit Is a Restless Desire, on Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., in the Collin C. Diboll Gallery.

Organized in conjunction with a global Ignatian Year honoring important anniversaries in the history of the Jesuit founder St. Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556), the exhibition brings together works by nine international artists to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges, especially for the young: economic injustice, cultural discord, social inequities, climate crisis, and the search for meaning and purpose.

The Fruit Is a Restless Desire considers these issues through the lens of “conversion,” the Ignatian Year’s official theme but a word at once benign and, today, potentially problematic. Understood in this case as any profound change of heart or mind that leads to new ways of seeing, acting, and being, the term highlights the show’s roots as both modern (art as advocacy) and eternal (art as transformative).

The Collin C. Diboll Gallery is located on the 4th floor of Loyola’s Monroe Library. The exhibition will remain on view, free to the public, during regular library hours until Jan. 14, 2022. For more information contact: Gregory Waldrop, S.J. (504-865-2187).

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