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Center for the Arts & Religion (CARe)


ANNOUNCING new CARe Research Scholarships available to PhD Students in the Arts & Religion.

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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Art Window

While the Doug Adams Gallery is out of use, we are using the Doug Adams Gallery's beautiful ground floor window to highlight the work of some of the Bay Area's talented artists of color. This April, don’t miss the ceramic work of UC Berkeley MFA Student Ahn Lee.

Turning the Page

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


In Spring 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.


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


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!


Bay Area artists

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



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

$ 100

to join!

Receive free admission to national museums, exhibition catalogs, and invitations to exclusive members-only events


The Doug Adams Gallery is free & open to the public!

Transit: 0.3 mile walk from Downtown Berkeley BART station.


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Poetry at the Edge of Belief

“I find out everything I believe through writing,” the poet Alice Notley said.

For National Poetry Month, join poet-pastors Elizabeth Robinson and Nate Klug for a reading and discussion at the intersection of poetry and belief. They’ll share some work by poets they admire, and talk about how...

Online Event
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Embodied Stories: Earth Day Celebration

To celebrate Earth Day, CARe is partnering with the GTU’s Women's Studies in Religion and the newly created Center for Climate Justice and Faith at the Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary to talk about climate justice and gender justice through the lens of the arts.

Please join us on Zoom where...

Online Event
12:45pm to 1:45pm