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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 DOUG ADAMS GALLERY is closed until further notice.

Dear CARe friends,

We have some non-pandemic news to share! Our Dean/Interim President, Dr. Uriah Kim, has been appointed 9th President of the GTU. Dr. Kim has been a long-time CARe supporter, so this is welcome news for CARe and for the GTU. As Dr. Kim leaves behind his role as Dean, Elizabeth has been named Interim Dean. Along with her new responsibilities, Elizabeth will remain Director of CARe, as Lydia steps up to assume a larger role in day-to-day operations.

We are excited to contribute to the GTU in these new ways, while we remain committed to continuing our role as the space for all things arts-related! It has been a strange and uncertain year for all of us, and it will probably continue to be so for some time. We hope to provide you with a place to reflect, enjoy, and engage with the arts and religion, be it online or, someday, back in the Doug Adams Gallery.

Wishing you and your families health and safety,

Dr. Elizabeth Peña, Director

Lydia Webster, Assistant Curator

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GTU 2020: RESILIENCE & REFLECTION is now live!

Still accepting contributions for GTU 2020 or our special Black Lives Matter page!


Rituals for dealing with death and remembrance reflect a wide spread of beliefs. AFTER/LIFE presents two such expressions in the contemporary arts community. The lives of artists Ed Aulerich-Sugai and Mark Mitchell, both affected by HIV/AIDS, reverberated in radical acts of love.

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!


Starting in Fall 2020, CARe will present an array of workshops covering a wide variety of themes in the arts and religion. Each topic will be covered by two 2-hour-long workshops. 

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.

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.

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.



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

$ 100

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