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Center for the Arts & Religion (CARe)

The Center for the Arts & Religion (CARe) promotes scholarship, reflection, and practice in the arts and religion to serve the Graduate Theological Union and to benefit the community.

The Center for the Arts & Religion (CARe) promotes scholarship, reflection, and practice in the arts and religion to serve the Graduate Theological Union and to benefit the community.

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Learn more about the Doug Adams Gallery.

Art Window

While the Doug Adams Gallery was out of use, we used our beautiful ground floor window to highlight the work of some of the Bay Area's talented artists of color. Take a look at the eight fantastic artists whose work we displayed from October 2020 through June 2021.

Turning the Page

CARe's Spring 2021 online exhibition showcased the photographs of past CARe artists, all of which reflect on the artists' hopes for 2021 and the future.

Workshops

In Fall 2021, CARe will continue to offer an array of online workshops covering a wide variety of themes in the arts and religion.

Courses and Degree Programs

The GTU offers a variety of courses and opportunity in the concentration of Arts & Religion, as part of the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies of Religion.

Scholarships

Art & Religion students in Doctoral programs are eligible for a range of generous financial aid packages and fellowships.

Grants

CARe is pleased to offer grants (up to $2,000) to GTU students and faculty in support of projects that center on religion & the arts.

About CARe

CARe aspires to be the arts center of the Graduate Theological Union, providing and coordinating opportunities in the visual arts, dance, theater, music, and literature for students, faculty, staff, and the community.

Art and Religion at the GTU

The Art and Religion concentration at the GTU is a robust area of study, with core doctoral faculty at the GTU, supported by additional faculty with expertise in aesthetics and the arts across the GTU consortium.

CARe People

CARe is made up of lots of fantastic people. We have our core staff members, as well as Art & Religion Faculty, Consortial faculty, and of course - our fabulous students!

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Bay Area artists

who have shown their work in CARe's first-ever socially distanced exhibition, Art Window

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workshops

offered in Spring 2021, covering a wide variety of themes in the arts and religion.

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FIND US!

Reel Religion: the Bible, movies, and the Blackfriars Gallery movie poster collection, a “Wise Habits” event

In support of the mission of the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, preservation efforts are underway to ensure that this rare Blackfriars Gallery collection of biblical posters can be used to enrich the ongoing conversation on the role of religion, cinema, and faith in contemporary...

Online Event
5:30pm to 6:30pm

Book Release Party with Dr. Kathryn Barush

Join CARe in celebrating the release of Dr. Kathryn Barush's newly published book, Imaging Pilgrimage: Art as Embodied Experience.

While place-based pilgrimage is an embodied practice, can it be experienced in its fullness through built environments, assemblages of souvenirs, and music? Imaging...

Online Event
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Reimagining the Construction of Blackness: From Anti-Blackness to World Unity

The Wilmette Institute, the latest affiliate to join the GTU consortium, is pleased to announce their upcoming lecture with Professor Derik Jalal Smith. Dr. Smith will be giving the guest lecture, Reimagining the Construction of Blackness: From Anti-Blackness to World Unity.

For many observers,...

Online Event
6:00pm to 7:00pm