Graduate Theological Union

CARE Art Collection Available Online

Stephen De Staebler (American, 1933 – 2011), Red Angel II, 1995, color monotype.

The CARE art collection represents 24 works, with themes ranging from biblical scenes to symbolic iconography to abstract imagery. A broad variety of media is represented in the collection, including oil and acrylic on canvas, etchings, engravings, photographs, and sculpture. The works represent a variety of faith traditions and reflect the ecumenical and spiritual character of the GTU. Important artists include Rembrandt, Chagall and Rouault. Together these works capture the intimacy of creation, presenting a visual theology to the public. The works are available for viewing here.

The bulk of the CARE collection was assembled in the 1990s and early 2000s under the leadership of Doug Adams. Adams was Professor of Christianity at the Pacific School of Religion and founded CARE in 1987. Works were either purchased directly from the artists, donated by the artists, purchased from galleries, or were generous gifts from private donors.

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