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Inventory of the Board of Trustees: Art Exhibit Records
GTU 2000-9-2  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Custodial History
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Chronology
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Index

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Board of Trustees: Art Exhibit records
    Dates: 1981-2011
    Collection number: GTU 2000-9-2
    Creator: Board of Trustees Aesthetics Committee
    Collector: Art Curator
    Collection Size: 4 linear feet (4 record boxes) 102 images
    Repository: The Graduate Theological Union. Library.
    Berkeley, CA 94709
    Abstract: Art and other special exhibits have been displayed at the Graduate Theological Union Library since opened in 1981. This collection contains records from the the Trustees Aesthetics Committee and the art curator's office. Materials include flyers, slides and photos of the materials and the display, correspondence, exhibit catalogs, and expense documentation.
    Physical location: 1/L/3-4
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Graduate Theological Union. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Graduate Theological Union as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    Board of Trustees: Art Exhibit records, GTU 2000-9-2. Graduate Theological Union Archives, Berkeley, CA.

    Acquisition Information

    Collection was donated by Bonnie Harwick on September 2, 2000, and included files of the exhibits adjudicated by the Trustees Aesthetics Committee. Additional files from the art curator's office were integrated into the collection during May 2011.

    Custodial History

    Part of Record Group 1, Subgroup C, the materials were from the library director's office and the art curator office.

    Biography / Administrative History

    The Graduate Theological Union library was envisioned as a public use facility that would regularly display art, sculpture, rare books and historical material.
    When the library building first opened in 1981, only the first level was available for display. The exhibits tended to be small and usually featured paintings and prints that were for sale. With the completion of the rest of the building in 1987, which added the second floor wall space and a rotunda of exhibit cases, more extensive displays could be shown.
    During this period the exhibits showcased a number of artists and topics, ranging from local and unknown artists to famous figures in the art world, such as Christo and Richard Meier. While usually featuring a single artist, occasionally exhibits were based on a Bay Area collector or a religious theme (such as Evil). Besides Western artists, several exhibits featured the work of Japanese artists, for example Keiko Nelson and Kazuaki Tanahashi.
    The Trustees Aesthetics Committee oversaw selection of the artist or theme for display. Among the members were professors in art and religion at the GTU: Jane Dillenberger, Doug Adams and Michael Morris. Often, the exhibit would coincide with a specific class. In addition, Peter Selz, founder of the University Art Museum, later joined the committee. Terrence Dempsey, a GTU graduate and director of the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art in St Louis, was also involved in determining (and curating) some of the exhibits.
    Primarily a venue for exhibiting art, the library has also displayed rare and special books, faculty publications, staff collections, architectural displays, and GTU-focused exhibits.


    1981 May An Exhibit of Manuscripts, Incunabula and Early Printed Works in Theology at the Dedication of the GTU Library
    1981 May Chagall Old Testament Lithography
    1981 Sept-Oct Art in the Apocalypse
    1981 Nov-Dec An Exhibit of Prints and Paintings on Paper by Evonne Kludas English
    1982 Feb-Mar Glimpses of the Orient: An Exhibit of Color Photographs from the 70's by Daniel J. O'Hanlon
    1982 May-Jun Set-design exhibit by Lauren Friesen
    1982 Nov-Dec Karen Rasco, An exhibit of her paintings
    1983 Jan-Feb Water Stone Light Spirit
    1983 Feb-Mar Mason Hill Press display materials by James A. Dignon and Mark C. Livingston
    1983 Feb-Mar BASIC: Bay Area Sacred Image Creators
    1983 Mar-Apr World Council of Churches Display
    1983 Apr-May Paintings by David Jones
    1983 Sum Paintings by Marian Nishi
    1983 Sep-Oct Treasures from the Sage Collection: The Dutch in Two Worlds
    1983 Oct-Nov Watercolors by David Gregory
    1983 Dec-1984 Feb Photopaintings, Phil Donahue
    1984 Feb-Mar Male Medussas, Water Gods, and Cosmic Goddesses: 20 Drawings and a Painting by Eleanor Cleveland Anderson
    1984 Spr Drypoints by David Gregory
    1984 Apr-Jun Moved by the Spirit, drawings and paintings by William Mockus
    1984 Jun-Jul Familiar Places-Changed Spaces, Monotypes with mixed media by Margaret Pearce Frank
    1984 Sep-Oct Meditations: Mga Pagninlay, Art Meditations by Fr. Rey V. Culaba CSSR
    1984 Oct Advanced Management Program for Senior Executives in Religious Management
    1984 Oct-Nov Memories of My Ancestors: Intaglio Prints and Monotypes by Lila Wahrhaftig
    1984 Nov-1985 Feb Moments in Light, A Flatlands Realist Encounters Holy Hill, oils and watercolors by David Gregory
    1985 Mar-May Spring is on the Wall: Paintings by Nancy Chin
    1985 Sum Creation Suite by Lila Wahrhaftig
    1986 Feb-Mar Seeing the Face of Central America: Serigraphs and photographs by Brett Greider
    1986 Mar-May A Shift of Power: Icons and Images by Liza Bancel
    1986 Mar Life is not black and white: quilting as a thological medium: A MA thesis show by Barbara Dee Baumgarten
    1986 Phyllis Magal, Creation: The Seven Days
    1987 Jan-Feb An Exhibition of the Works of John August Swanson
    1987 Idea and Manifestation: Louis I. Kahn and the Library
    1987 Nov-1988 Jan Eleanor Cleveland Anderson: The Seven Against thebes
    1988 Jan-Mar James Rosen: The Isenheim Altarpiece and the Ferrara Paintings
    1988 Apr-May Christo and Peter Selz: The Running Fence Project Revisited
    1988 Nov-1989 Jan Unity and Diversity: Bronze Cast Sculptures by Ann Homig Nadel
    1989 Jan In Memorium, Jay DeFeo, A Selection of Paintings, 1986-1989
    1989 Feb-Mar Miserere Series by George Roualt
    1989 Mar-May Frederick J, Brown Paintings
    1989 Jun-Aug Antique Maps of the Holy Land
    1989 Sep-Oct A Selection of Prints and Drawings: Including five engravings from the Book of Job by William Blake and Andy Warhol's Annunciation
    1990 Jan A Prayer for El Salvador: Michael Tracy: Cruz de Sangre
    1990 Feb-Mar Enwind: Sculpture to Encompass the World: Paintings, Drawings and Models by Nancy and Alain Gerbault
    1990 Apr-May Artists of the GTU
    1990 Jun-Aug Blaine Ellis, Soundings: An Archeology of the Spirit, An Exhibition of Photographs
    1990 Aug-Nov Louis Kahn, Light and the Library
    1990 Nov-1991 Jan Paintings and Drawings by Richard Overstreet
    1991 Jan-Feb Domesticated Deities: Gods of the Chinese Peasant Family, Part One
    1991 Jan-Mar Eleanor Dickinson: Crucifixions and Other Recent Works
    1991 Mar-Jun Stephen De Staebler: Sculptures, Drawings and Paintings
    1991 Jul-Sep Conrad Fenwick: A Selection of Recent Paintings
    1991 Oct-1992 Jan Philip Morsberger: Large Oils on Canvas
    1992 Jan-Apr James Rosen, Across the Image Fields: Paintings
    1992 Jan Under the Scuds
    1992 Apr-Jul Nancy Genn Paper Constructs
    1992 Jul-Sept Art, Crisis, and Vision: Paintings by One-Stroke Brushwork Artist Kazuaki Tanahashi
    1992 Oct-1993 Jan Sacrifices of Abraham
    1993 Jan-Apr Hans Burkhardt: Desert Storms
    1993 Apr-Jul Oakland Mornings: Paintings and Drawings by Anthony Dubovsky
    1993 Jul-Aug The Art of Laurie Gross: From Linen Threads to Community
    1993 Sep-Nov Pursuit of the Spirit: A Group Exhibition Honoring the Birth of the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art
    1993 Dec-1994 Feb Watchers and Seekers: works by Seven African American Artists
    1994 Mar-Apr Haggadot
    1994 Mar-Jun Rene Di Rosa, Works from a California Collection
    1994 Jun-Sep Katherine Sherwood: Secret of the Golden Flower Paintings
    1994 Oct-Dec Blaine Ellis, The Architecture of Light: Sacred Architecture in Istanbul, Cappadocia and the Mediterranean Coast
    1995 Jan-Jun Haitian Paintings: Works from the Collection of Albert Albrecht
    1995 Jun-Jul GTU Staff on Display
    1995 Jul-Oct New Perceptions of the Spirit
    1995 Oct-1996 Jan Consecrations: The Spiritual in Art in the Time of AIDS [Selections from national exhibit]
    1996 Jan-Mar Keiko Nelson: Inner Diary, Installation and Paper Constructs
    1996 May The Etchings of Ernst Fuchs: The Samson Suite 1960-64
    1996 Aug-Oct Mary Kellogg Rice : Fabric and Paper, A Retrospective
    1997 Apr-Jun Ingrid Arneberg, Inspirations from the East
    1997 Jul-Aug Made with Passion: The Vision and Calling of Self-Taught Artists
    1997 Sep-Oct Receptivity: Mixed Media
    1997 Oct-Nov The Symbol at the Center: Crosses from the Henry Rahn Collection
    1997 Oct-1998 Jan Stephen De Staebler: Sculptures, Drawings and Monotypes
    1998 Jan-Apr Durer to Delacroix: Old Master Prints from the collection of Harry and Herta Weinstein
    1998 Mar-Apr A Spiritual Journey: Jan Eldridge Ceramic Sculpture, Prints and Collages
    1998 Aug Signing a Life: Saul, David and the Wild West
    1998 Aug-Nov Nathan Oliveira: Windhover Paintings
    1998 Oct-Dec Cloak the Earth: Prayer Shawls for the Millenium
    1998 Dec-1999 Feb Revelations: Selections from the Berkeley Art Museum
    1999 Jan Keys to Worship
    1998 Apr-Jul The Visible Word: An Exhibit of Ancient and Contemporary Byzantine Art
    1999 Jan-Mar Anne Siberell
    1999 Mar-May Tobi Kahn: Metamorphoses
    1999 Apr-May Places Within, Places Without
    1999 Jun-Sept Real Artifice: Works on Paper and for Theater
    1999 Oct-Dec Resilient Psyche: Representations of Women in German Expressionist Prints from the Collection of David and Eva Bradford
    2000 Jan- Mar The Human Image on Paper: Works from the Selz Collection
    2000 Apr-Jun Finding the Sacred Mountain: Sumi-e abnd Watercolors by Robert Kostka
    2000 Sep-Oct Faces of Mary: Icons by Stephanos
    2000 Sep-Oct Visions: Art Exhibit
    2000 Sep-Dec Crucifixion and Resurrection
    2001 Mar-Aug Bernard Maisner: Entrance to the Scriptorium, Contemporary Illuminated Manuscripts and Paintings
    2001 Aug-Oct Meditations on Remembering: works of Mixed Media by Judith Nilsson Spiegel
    2001 Oct-2002 Jan Cleve Gray: Holocaust Series
    2002 Feb-May The Image of Evil in Art
    2002 Jun- Oct Jan Wurm: Paintings and Drawings
    2002 Oct- 2003 Jan Jim Morphesis Paintings
    2003 Feb-May The Sorrows of War: Kathe Kollwitz with German Expressionists Otto Dix, George Grosz and Erich Heckel
    2003 Jul-Sep Protracted Meditations: Graphite Drawings by Linda Fleming
    2003 Sep-2004 Feb Requiem for an Executed Bird, Junko Chodos
    2005 July 20-September 22 Patsy Krebs: A Decade
    2004 Mar-Jun Richard Meier: Jubilee Church, Photographs, Drawings and Plans
    2004 Jul-Oct Outside Insight: Select Works from the Studios of Creativity Explored and Creative Growth
    2004 Oct-2005 Feb A.G. Rizzoli's "Transfigurations"
    2005 Mar-May Atheism and Faith: The Art of Leonard Baskin
    2005 Oct- 2006 Feb Rouault's Miserere Et Guerre
    2006 Mar-May De Staebler: The Winged Figure
    2006 Sep-Dec Moving Pictures: The Bible and Beyond
    2007 Feb-May The Swedenborgian Archives of the GTU
    2007 Oct-2008 Jan James Rosen: Homage
    2008 Apr-Sep Sr. Coriat Kent Serigraphs
    2008 Mar-Sep GTU Faculty Publications (since 2007) Celebration
    2008 Jun-Sep Mari Marks: Variations : Marks in Time
    2008 Oct-2009 Jan Joel Isaacson: Walls
    2009 Mar-Jun Eva Bovenzi: Messenger
    2009 Jul-Sep Distilled Spirits: Works of Cherie Raciti and Susan Matthews
    2009 Oct-2010 Jan Building on our Heritage: Graduate Theological Union Library 1969 - 2009. 40 Years of Member School Contributions to the Intellectual Life of the GTU; Graduate Theological Union Archives: 20th Anniversary, 1989 - 2009. Highlights from the Collection.
    2009 Dec- 2010 Feb Book Art: Ido Agassi and Even Hoshen Press of Ra'anana, Israel,
    2009 Oct-2010 Jan The C.A.R.E. Collection: An Exhibition and Lecture Celebrating the Memory of Prof. Doug Adams
    2009 Dec-2010 Feb Book Art: Ido Agassi and Even Hoshen Press of Ra'anana, Israel
    2010 Spr-Sum Al Pounder's Umbria - The Pulse of Place
    2010 Mar-May Crucifixion Meditations: Drawings by John Steczynski and Aileen Callahan
    2010 Oct-2011 Jan Robert McAfee Brown: Glimpses of What Life is Meant to Be
    2011 Feb-Jun Imaginarium: Drawings by Bernard Maybeck
    2011 Sep - 2012 Jan Connie Goldman: Silence, Stasis and Flux
    2012 Mar 15-Jun 15 Art For Change
    2012 Jun 28-Sep 21 Yisrael K. Feldsott: Earthen Spirit
    2012 Oct-2013 July Imaging Religion: An Exhibit in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Graduate Theological Union. See GTU 2013-7-1 for exhibit materials.
    2013 Jul-2013 Oct Who is Your God Today? New Religious Movements Research Collections on Display (display cases)
    2013 Oct - 2014 February The Life and Times of Edith Stein, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross: An Archival Exhibit (display cases). See GTU 2002-9-02 for exhibit materials.
    2013 Oct 24- 2013 Nov 24 Jim Morphesis: Roses and Wounds

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Materials in the collection includes flyers, slides and photos, correspondence, exhibit catalogs, and expense documentation. Dates are from 1981 to early 2011.


    The collection is organized alphabetically. The finding aid also lists the exhibits chronologically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Art, Modern--20th century--Exhibitions.
    Art, Modern--21st century--Exhibitions.
    Art--United States--Exhibitions.
    Sculpture, Modern--20th century--Exhibitions.
    Sculpture, Modern--21st century--Exhibitions.
    Christian art and symbolism.
    Architectural design.
    Graduate Theological Union--History--Sources.
    Graduate Theological Union--Faculty.

    Dillenberger, Jane 1914
    Adams, Doug 1945-2007
    Morris, Michael
    Selz, Peter 1919
    Dempsey, Terrence E.