Graduate Theological Union

Imaging Religion art exhibition: October 1, 2012 - February 28, 2013

Dates: 
Monday, October 1, 2012 - 9:00am to Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 5:00pm

orae Beatae Mariae Virginis (Book of Hours), fragment, uterine vellum,  French 1440-1460

The Graduate Theological Union Library invites you to an exhibition of visual and textual expressions that characterize religious beliefs. Titled Imaging Religion: An Exhibition in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Graduate Theological Union, the exhibition runs from October 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013 (extended through February 28).

Included in the display are Orthodox icons; Catholic paintings, prints, and vestments; Protestant prints; Islamic and Buddhist calligraphy; Jewish scrolls; and printed material, statues and objects from these and other traditions.

Of special note are works by contemporary artists Haji Noor Deen Mi Guang Jiang, Ron Nakasone, He Qi, Alfonso Castillo, Corita Kent, Angelica Vasquez Cruz, and Virginia and Louis Naranjo.

To officially open the exhibit, a blessing and celebration of the library’s collection will take place on Monday, October 8 from noon  to 1:30 pm at 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley, California. GTU Dean Arthur Holder will be the master of ceremonies. Participants include representatives from the member schools, centers, and affiliates.

For additional information,  please contact Caryl Wolfe at 510-649-2541.