Crossings/Mojándose: Works by Sandra C. Fernández–On Weaving “Fugitive Identities” and Strategies of Resistance

Written by Yohana Junker, Art & Religion Ph.D Student, Graduate Theological Union Sandra C. Fernández was born in New York but grew up in Ecuador. Since a very early age, she crossed between worlds, negotiated her identity as a North and South American female, and had a sense of being ni de aquí, ni de… Read More Crossings/Mojándose: Works by Sandra C. Fernández–On Weaving “Fugitive Identities” and Strategies of Resistance

Illuminating Words: A Report on my Conference Travels

Submitted by Jonathan Homrighausen MA Student, Jesuit School of Theology CARE/GTU Fall 2015 Grant Recipient This past weekend, I flew out to Michigan for the “Illuminating Words, Transforming Beauty” conference, held at Spring Arbor University as the Midwest Conference on Christianity and Literature. The call for papers for the conference asked for papers on The… Read More Illuminating Words: A Report on my Conference Travels

A Report of the Festival of Theology and the Visual Arts

by Lin Su-Chi Graduate Theological Union Art & Religion Doctoral Student, and CARE Fall 2015 Grant Recipient It was an absolute pleasure to be able to attend the 2015 biennial conference, Between Two Worlds: Contemporary Art and the Church. It provided me with the opportunity to present my paper entitled “The Man of Grace: Rembrandt’s Portraits… Read More A Report of the Festival of Theology and the Visual Arts

Reflections from the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions

Submitted by Carla DeSola, Fall 2015 CARE Grant Recipient, Director, Omega West Dance Company, and Adjunct Faculty, CARE, PSR. The Parliament of the World’s Religions was held in Salt Lake City from October 15-19, 2015. Omega West Dance Company was honored to be invited to present “Beyond Words: An Interfaith Ritual for Peace”* for the… Read More Reflections from the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions

Fall 2015 Writing Prize Recipient- Jim Sienkiewicz

The Graduate Theological Union Writing Prize recognizes a paper that incorporates artwork, themes, and/or content from a current Doug Adams Gallery exhibition. Spring submissions are due in February 2016. Stay tuned for recipient Jim Sienkiewicz’s (Ph.D Student in Art & Religion, GTU) Brown Bag Lunch presentation in Fall 2016. The Erosion of Memory: Works by Anne… Read More Fall 2015 Writing Prize Recipient- Jim Sienkiewicz

Ghost Ranch–Susurrus from the Landscape

Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) first visited New Mexico—“where nothingness” was “several sizes larger”—in the summer of 1917. Though it was a brief visit, what she saw and experienced was so stimulating that she reported: “from then on, I was always on my way back.” In a 1937 letter to her then husband, Alfred Stieglitz, O’Keeffe shared… Read More Ghost Ranch–Susurrus from the Landscape

Poetry Board “The Erosion of Memory: Works by Anne Tait”

The Erosion of Memory: Works by Anne Tait September 10 – December 11, 2015 Tait’s work is influenced by vernacular 19th-century memorials and the influence of industrialized printmaking on images of memory and domesticity. Prints, paintings, glass etchings, and embroidery pieces combine cemetery grave imagery with monograms. They are an extension of her work in… Read More Poetry Board “The Erosion of Memory: Works by Anne Tait”

Gotland: Religion and the Arts in Ancient Sweden

Gotland: Religion and the Arts in Ancient Sweden Devin Zuber is an assistant professor of American Studies and Literature at the GTU (Center for Swedenborgian Studies). He is spending his 2015-2016 sabbatical at Stockholm University, and blogs about it here: https://swedenborgonsabbatical.wordpress.com/ I spent the weekend recently in the city of Visby on the island of Gotland,… Read More Gotland: Religion and the Arts in Ancient Sweden

Art and the Sacred Journey in Britain, 1790-1850

Art and the Sacred Journey in Britain, 1790-1850 Ashgate, Studies in Pilgrimage Series, ed.  Forthcoming March 2016 Written by Kathryn R. Barush, Assistant Professor of Art History and Religion, Graduate Theological Union and the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, CARE Spring 2015 Grant Recipient I am indebted to many who helped me… Read More Art and the Sacred Journey in Britain, 1790-1850