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 de Saisset Museum Unlocks Vault to Showcase Extensive Collection

Two exhibitions, highlighting the diverse nature of de Saisset Museum’s permanent collection, will kick off the winter season on Saturday, Jan. 16 at Santa Clara University. On Site/In Sight: Selections from the Permanent Collection and Just In: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection feature a variety of objects including a wide selection of visitor favorites, works that have never been seen before, and pieces that have been newly acquired.

On Site/In Sight highlights traditional favorites from the collection and brings hidden gems into the spotlight. It features pieces by prominent Bay Area artists such as Ansel Adams, Bruce Conner, Robert Bechtle, Inez Storer, and Henrietta Shore. Other well-known artists Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Michael Kenna, and Sebastião Salgado are also represented. An eclectic group of works carefully chosen by curator Lindsey Kouvaris reflects the dynamic evolution of the museum’s holdings.

Just In: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection comprises roughly 20 works that have been added to the collection over the last three years. The objects accepted during this time represent a range of media including painting, prints, and photography. Given to the de Saisset through the generosity of individuals, families, foundations, and artists, these pieces were acquired with the goal of augmenting and strengthening the museum’s holdings. Many of the works in this exhibition are on view for the first time. Artists include Lita Albuquerque, Ad Reinhardt, Patsy Krebs, Gregory Edwards,and Andy Warhol in addition to Santa Clara University faculty members Kathy Aoki, Kelly Detweiler,and Don Fritz.

A free preview reception will be held on Friday, Jan. 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Both exhibitions will open to the public on Saturday, Jan. 16. On Site/In Sight is open through March 12; Just In closes April 23.

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