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Video: Indian Classical Kathak Dance

This performance featuring acclaimed Kathak dance artist Rina Mehta was recorded on April 10, 2015, at the Doug Adams Gallery at the Graduate Theological Union. The performance was presented in conjunction with the 2015 Surjit Singh Lecture on Comparative Religious Thought, and was sponsored by the GTU's Hindu Studies Initiative and the Center for Arts, Religion, and Education (CARE).

 

Finding Meaning in the Mess: Artists Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang’s create beauty from discarded beach plastic

By Elizabeth Peña

Environmental degradation, air pollution, animal extinction…how can we be good caretakers of our planet without becoming overwhelmed by the magnitude of these issues? How can scholars and religious communities respond to the call issued by 2014 president of the American Academy of Religion and GTU alum, Dr. Laurie Zoloth, to help fight climate change?

"Head of Passes" plus panel discussion at the Berkeley Rep

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 8:00pm

The Graduate Theological Union, along with the Center for the Arts, Religion, and Education and the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, invite you to join us for a discussion following the May 14, 2015 performance of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Head of Passes, which is based in part on the Book of Job.

The discussion will occur in the Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s cafe following the performance and include a panel of experts, including:

Aesthetics and Politics of Exhibitions: Museums, Muslims, Memory

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 12:00pm

A CARE brown bag lunch, featuring Dr. Munir Jiwa, CARE Fall 2014 Grant Recipient, who presents on the research he conducted on the representation and use of Islamic art/history in institutions from New York to Doha, the mobilization of aesthetic capital, and the cultivation of new museum subjects and publics. Institutions studied include the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha Qatar; Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; Metropolitan Museum of Islamic Art, New York; and Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada.

Mining the Collection: Finding Meaning in the Mess

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 (All day) to Friday, August 28, 2015 (All day)

Please come enjoy, contemplate, and experience the interactions of this exciting collaborative exhibit. Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang will contribute pieces from their collection, which bring attention to the problem of plastic pollution through colorful and sensitive artwork created from these plastic remnants. The Langs will also work with Badè Museum curators to explore & select pieces for display from the Museum's Iron Age Tell en-Nasbeh collection, from which we we have a legacy of pottery sherds and ceramic figurines.

Trivia Night at the Museum: Art, Archaeology & Religion

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 5:30pm

Join us for an evening of pizza, draft beer, and trivia!

Bring your friends and build a team to win a prize! 

Location: Doug Adams Gallery
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Free Admission!

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Walking the Camino Film Screening

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 5:15pm

Film Screening at JST and special Q&A with Annie O’Neil - pilgrim and co-director! It is a must-see for anyone interested in pilgrimage or the Way of Saint James - as the New York Times proclaimed, “Viewer beware: The impulse to take a hike is strong. Wear sturdy shoes.”
The evening kicks off with a liturgy at 5:15 pm and a simple soup supper starting around 6:00pm – or feel free to just come along for the film and discussion beginning at 6:45.

2015 Surjit Singh Lecture

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 2:00pm

The 2015 Surjit Singh Lecture on Comparative Religious Thought and Culture is entitled "Interreligious Relations as Friendship: M.K. Gandhi and Charles Freer Andrews." Our featured speaker is Dr. Anantanand Rambachan, professor of religion at Saint Olaf College in Minnesota.

2:00 Reception

"Exploring Icons: From Veneration to Preservation" Panel Discussion

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 5:00pm

The Center for the Arts, Religion, and Education is hosting this panel discussion.

5:00-7:00pm.     Light refreshments provided.

Panelists include:

·         His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas, Director, Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute

·         Dr. Rossitza Schroeder, CARE/PSR Assistant Professor of Art & Religion, and Doug Adams Gallery Guest Curator

·         Elisabeth Cornu, Art Conservator

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Invisibility = Death

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 12:00pm

Justin Tannis, Managing Director of the Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies in Religion & Ministry at the Pacific School of Religion, will lead an examination of three HIV+ artists, Juan Gonzalez, Albert Winn, and David Wojnarowicz and the ways in which their work embodies the efforts to make the suffering of those impacted by HIV/AIDS visible.  Doug Adams Gallery, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA 

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