Graduate Theological Union

Celebrating the Life and Work of Jane Daggett Dillenberger, May 6 through June 30, 2014

Dates: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 (All day) to Monday, June 30, 2014 (All day)

On the occasion of Jane Daggett Dillenberger's 98th birthday and the publication of her book with John Handley, The Religious Art of Pablo Picasso, select works of art are on display at the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library from May 6 through June 30, 2014. The art and other materials in her honor are from the Center for Arts, Religion and Education collection, as well as works from Dillenberger's personal collection and documents and images from the GTU Archives.

The exhibition kicked off with a book signing by Dillenberger and Handley in the Doug Adams Gallery on Tuesday May 6.

At right, from the archives, Dillenberger addresses a session at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Francisco in 1997.

Dillenberger is professor emerita of art and religion at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. She studied at the University of Chicago and Harvard.  She taught art and religion at Drew University, San Francisco Theological Seminary, the GTU and other institutions over her long career. She is the author of The Religious Art of Andy Warhol (1998), Style and Content in Christian Art (2004), and Secular Art with Sacred Themes (1969). She served in various curatorial capacities at the Newark Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the National Collection of Fine Arts. She curated several exhibitions for the Berkeley Art Museum during the 1970s on spirituality and art.

For more biographical information, see her entry, "My Life in Pictures," in The Subjective Eye: Essays in Culture, Religion, and Gender in Honor of Margaret R. Miles (2006).

For additional information on the art exhibit, please contact Caryl Woulfe at 510-649-2541.