"I had the opportunity to tour the CARE gallery space as part of a summer GTU class. The event was educational and inspirational. My father was a professional artist so I grew in art museums. The experience at the CARE gallery was educational, intimate and organic. The educational component grew out of the interaction with you, my fellow students and the displayed artwork. Thank you for your time and your excellent and insightful leadership of a wonderful program."
Dr. Lawrence Vilardo
"As a Minister in training at PSR, the museum and gallery has been a major part of my life here. I enjoy stopping by periodically and having conversations with the artwork being presented. As a visual artist, I love re-exploring what a piece of art has "said"....what it is "saying" today ... and imagine what it "will say" in the future. I encounter the Divine every time I visit. Thank you for taking the time with us this morning."
Greg Davis 3rd year, MDIV student PSR
"Many thanks for the tour of the gallery this morning. I found Carin's insights and exercises to be helpful resources for both the class curriculum and my larger desire to evaluate and implement visual arts in my rabbinate. How fortunate PSR is to have this resource for its emerging clergy and the community."
Daniel A. Weiner Rabbi Temple De Hirsch Sinai Seattle
"It made me reflect about how perspective (artist vs. archeologist) affects the way we view the world, and reminds me to take time to see the world as art."
The Doug Adams Gallery at the Badè Museum
Welcome to the Doug Adams Gallery at the Badè Museum. The visual and material culture on view in this gallery support the GTU curriculum and showcase this space as an integral teaching and learning resource.
Doug Adams Gallery at the Badè Museum is located at the Pacific School of Religion.
1798 Scenic Avenue, main level of the Holbrook Building. View Map >
HOURS: T, TH, F 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
GALLERY CLOSURE NOTICE: The Doug Adams Gallery will closed the week of May 27 through June 5, and will reopen on June 6, 2013. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Admission to the Badè Museum is free for all ages. Donations may be received at the front door. We thank you for your continued support!
JANUARY 31 - MAY 24
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, February 8, 2013, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. in the Doug Adams Gallery.
This solo exhibition features the intricate ink drawings of Bay Area artist Pamela Lanza.
Images in this show give voice to the troubled times we face with dark atmospheric illustrations depicting the wreckage of war and natural disasters, but at the same time offer a sense of spiritual grace rising out of the rubble. Lanza's work invites viewers to consider aspects of spiritual transcendence lingering in the apparent wastelands of human experience.
Pamela Lanza has an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and has taught at UC Berkeley Extension and SFAI ACE program for over 15 years. Her work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and college campuses across the country, including: University of North Carolina, Florida State University, the Alexandria Museum of Art at Louisiana State University, California Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco), Stanford University, SOMARTS (San Francisco), and the Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco. Her work has appeared in Hayden's Ferry Review, as the cover for Anatomical Venus by Meg Schoerke, and illustrates Origins, Transformation, Limitations and Scientific Culture by William Wentworth of Clemson University.
"As the daughter of a progressive Methodist minister who served in Florida during the civil rights era and later taught biology, politically motivated art with a spiritual resolution is second nature for me, as is the love I have of teaching. I consider it one of the greatest joys of my life to be able to act as facilitator for artists from an amazing variety of backgrounds to come together, study, accept conceptual and technical challenges in the making of their works, and create communities of like-minded people."
JUNE 6 - AUGUST 23
Mining The Collection: Site/Structure featuring David Sleeth
OPENING RECEPTION: June 6, 2013, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. in the Doug Adams Gallery.
David Sleeth's Site/Structure opens with an unframed collage depicting stonewalls surrounding Tell en-Nasbeh, a site northwest of Jerusalem that was excavated by William Frederic Badè between 1926 and 1935. With a focus on experimental archeology and an interest in sculptural work, David Sleeth uses lithics (tools), iron implements, ceramics and other small artifacts, as well as original photographs of Tell en-Nasbeh, for a related series of pen and ink drawings. He also includes a sculptural piece made of wood, carved through the traditional process of burning and scraping, adding a dimension to this compelling study of material, fabrication and object.
"Overall, the idea is to open up the context of the archeology through artistic articulation. I want to create work that alludes to the beautiful qualities I recognize in historical objects without replacing them. Seeing artifacts of the everyday as ‘ready-mades’ awaiting further visual interpretation." – David Sleeth
SEPTEMBER 3 - DECEMBER 13
Birds of Longing featuring Laurie Wohl
OPENING RECEPTION: September 11, 2013, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. in the Doug Adams Gallery.
2011 CARE grant recipient Laurie Wohl interweaves Muslim, Jewish and Christian poetry and spiritual texts from the period of the Convivencia in Spain (eighth through fifteenth centuries) with contemporary Middle Eastern poets, particularly Palestinian and Israeli. She presents the common themes and striking parallels between Arabic and Hebrew texts—similarly rich in poetry of spiritual love, extensive poetry of exile, and poetry of nostalgia for Andalusia.
An audio component is integral to the project and will consist of English, Arabic, and Hebrew readings of the poems and spiritual texts contained in the work.
FEBRUARY 6 - MAY 23
OPENING RECEPTION: February 6, 2014, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. in the Doug Adams Gallery.
A curated collection of pieces from Paul Roorda’s The End of the Book and Slate Requiem series will be displayed in the Doug Adams Gallery. Both series use repurposed religious materials, aged and damaged sacred texts and slate tiles from an aged and leaking church to explore the connections between age-old rituals and the re- evaluation of dearly held convictions. Roorda uses deeply symbolic materials such as gold leaf, blood, ashes, beeswax and smoke to help create works that echo the reverence of sacred icons while examining the erosion of traditional beliefs.