George Wesley Bellows, Crucifixion of Christ, 1923. Lithograph.

The Thrivent Collection of Religious Art

Joanna Reiling Lindell

Comprised of more than 1,100 works, The Thrivent Collection of Religious Art is unique among corporate art collections nationally for its focus on religious subject matter and works on paper. This collection is a dynamic, shared expression of Thrivent’s fraternal identity and commitment to supporting the arts, culture, education and the community. The Thrivent Collection has received global, national and local media recognition for its excellence. Art + Auction magazine listed the collection among its “Top 101 Active Corporate Art Collectors” in 1988, and local arts editor for the Star Tribune newspaper, Mary Abbe, described it as “one of the Twin Cities’ great artistic treasures.”

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