Monday–Friday: 10am to 5pm, Guided tours at 1pm
Saturday: 11am to 3pm, Guided tours at 11am and 1pm
Sunday: 1pm to 3pm, Guided tours at 1pm
Mission, Vision, History
The Jubilee Museum was established in 1998 by Fr. Kevin F. Lutz for the purpose of preserving the Catholic mind and memory as it is represented in art, especially in paintings, sculpture, castings, stained glass, fabric, photography, and books. The museum’s focus embraces primarily liturgical art and secondarily any art that in some way tells the story directly or indirectly of the lives of Christ, Mary, the saints, and the history of the Catholic Church. The museum also embraces art that is merely Christian and helps reference Christian history and the congregations of the Reformation. The museum holds in high esteem the Jewish faith and preserves a significant collection of Jewish art and history.
The Museum serves a three-fold purpose:
(1) Preservation of our historical patrimony in art, liturgy, music, paintings, statuary, photography, biography, etc.
(2) Restoration of artistic and liturgical items to sacred use in the Diocese and as far away as the domestic and foreign missions.
(3) Evangelization and education through the teaching power of art depicting the Bible, Christian History, Diocesan History, and lives of the saints.
Exhibitions & Programs
The Jubilee Museum has launched a successful new exhibition space named the Fra Angelico Art Gallery designed to bring Christian and Jewish art and artifacts to the museum for special exhibitions from sources outside of the museum. The new gallery has helped bridge the gap between historically traditional sacred art and contemporary sacred art.
The Jubilee Museum permanent collection is the largest collection of diversified Catholic artwork in the United States. By “diversified” it is meant that all artistic media is represented in the collection— from altars and vestments to statues and paintings, stained glass, relics and reliquaries, ancient artifacts, venerably aged books and manuscripts, various types of organs, and other such items. Virtually all of the history of Christendom is represented in the collection, though most of its content is from the last 400 years. The permanent collection is currently on display year around.