de Saisset Museum

South Bay's free museum of art and history

Upcoming Programs

College Night: Cirque de Saisset

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7-10 p.m., free

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Voted one of SCU's favorite campus events, College Night offers tons of fun, free art and entertainment for SCU students and the surrounding community. Enjoy food, live music, photo booths, scavenger hunt, raffle prizes and more!

 


Artist Lecture: Hung Liu

Thursday, May 8, 7 p.m., free

HungLiu_Chinese Profile & The Sewer

Hung Liu joins us to talk about her work as part of our quarterly artists lecture series offered in conjunction with SCU's Department of Art and Art History.

Hung Liu was born in Changchun, China in 1948, growing up under the Maoist regime before immigrating to the US in 1984. In her work, Liu challenges the documentary authority of historical Chinese photographs by subjecting them to the more reflective process of painting while working to uncover the cultural and personal narratives fixed—but often concealed—in the photographic instant. She says of her work, “I turn old photographs into new paintings."

 


Artist Lecture and Book Signing with Glen Rogers

Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 6 p.m., free

For many years Glen Rogers has looked to archetypal symbols and sacred sites as inspiration for her art, drawing on a universal visual language. She has visited sacred sites around the world, walking the perimeter of Uluru in Australia, entering the sacred chamber of Newgrange in Ireland, and walking the stones of Las Labradas near her home in Mazatlán, Mexico. Her latest work, and the publication that accompanies it, honors her experiences and invites us to join her on the journey.

Join us as Rogers discusses her work and inspirations, and celebrates the launch of her new book Art & Sacred Sites: Connecting with Spirit of Place.

 

Images, top to bottom: College Night 2011, photos courtesy of Ashely Pinnell. Hung Liu, Chinese Profile III, 1998, 80 x 80 in., oil on canvas, courtesy of the artist. Hung Liu, The Sewer, 2013, 72 x 72 in., oil on canvas, courtesy of the artist.