Rachel Hostetter Smith

Rachel Hostetter Smithis the Gilkison Distinguished Professor of Art History at Taylor University, Upland, Indiana, USA. She publishes widely on the arts, with a focus on contemporary and world Christian art. She is Curator and Project Director of the international traveling exhibition Matter + Spirit: A Chinese/American Exhibition. Prior to Matter + Spirit, sponsored by the Nagel Institute of World Christianity (Calvin University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA). She has served as Artistic Director of the two previous Nagel Institute international art projects in Indonesia (2008) and South Africa (2013) and Exhibition Curator of the traveling exhibitions that resulted: Charis: Boundary Crossings (2009-2012)) and Between the Shadow & the Light (2014-2018). She is currently working on a project in India.

Written by Rachel Hostetter Smith

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