Thrivent Collection of Religious Art
Art with religious subject matter can tell us stories about who we are and give us opportunities to reflect on our lives, beliefs and faith. We invite you to join us in celebrating inspiring works of art created by centuries of artists across the globe.
Attributed to Martino di Bartolomeo, "St. John the Baptist Preaching," late 14th century. Gouache, ink, gilding on vellum.
Preserving, sharing & reflecting on important works of art
The Thrivent Collection of Religious Art is unique among corporate art collections because of its focus on original works on paper and paintings with religious and scriptural subject matter.
- Started in 1982.
- More than 1,200 objects in the collection.
- Pieces range from the 13th to 21st centuries.
- Artists include Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Édouard Manet and Pablo Picasso.
The Collection exists as an expression of Thrivent's commitment to provide cultural and educational opportunities to its members and community. We strive to make this collection accessible for communities across the globe by offering public lectures and gallery shows as well as traveling exhibitions and educational programming.
Joanna Reiling Lindell, Director and Curator
Upcoming book release: Inspiring Generosity
Our own experiences through art can help us find new ways to ponder familiar stories and ideas. We believe the artist's contribution is worth celebrating – and preserving. This is why we have created a new book that explores modern connections to timeless ideas and values. The book is titled Inspiring Generosity: Stories of Faith and Grace in Art and is scheduled to release in autumn 2018.
Watch a video about the book
The gallery is currently closed for routine maintenance and the installation of a new exhibition. We will reopen on November 29th, 2018 with the exhibition, Inspiring Generosity: Stories of Faith and Grace in Art. Please contact us with any questions.
To schedule a tour of this exhibition at the Thrivent Gallery of Religious Art, please contact: