Art in the Christian Tradition

Jean and Alexander Heard Library.

This web resource includes a database from The Jean and Alexander Heard Library of Vanderbilt University, titled Art in the Christian Tradition (ACT), which provides access to information about thousands of religious art pieces.


database of over 4000 images of high quality religious art

Best For

clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Connect biblical texts with art images through the Revised Common Lectionary.
  • Search for images by keyword, Scripture reference, and lectionary link or person/subject for educational, religious, or non-profit purposes.

About the Contributor

Beth Booram

Beth Booram is the co-founder and director of Fall Creek Abbey, an urban retreat center in Indianapolis dedicated to “renewing the contemplative spirit.” In addition, she is a trained spiritual director and author of several books including When Faith Becomes Sight. Beth worked for five years on contract as a resource consultant with the Center for Congregations. 


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