The CARE Art Collection

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 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.

CARE Art-On-Loan Program

An important part of the mission of CARE is to make its art collection available as a national learning resource in Art and Religion.

Loans are usually scheduled for twelve-week periods, allowing at least two weeks between venues for packing and shipping. The borrowing institution is responsible for all loan costs including: preparing the work(s) for travel, shipment, covering the insurance value, and CARE’s flat administrative fee of $150.00 for each work requested. Loan requests are reviewed on an individual basis and CARE will consider written loan requests from accredited institutions and facilities that are similarly qualified. Please review and submit the loan request form below to

ART-ON-LOAN Request Form

For more information about our Art Loan Program call (510) 849-8935 or send an email to
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