Letter from the President
We are proud to introduce The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama at Santa Clara University. The University truly appreciates this opportunity to host a selection of paintings, photographs, sculptures, and installations following the exhibit's five-year world tour. The collection of internationally renowned artists you see on display have provided creative interpretations of the ideals represented by the Dalai Lama, such as the power of spirituality, impermanence, universal interconnectedness, and peace.
As you view The Missing Peace and reflect on its message, I also ask that you take a moment to consider the arts at Santa Clara University. The core curriculum and de Saisset Museum are just two examples that highlight the importance of the arts on campus. Built into the core curriculum are courses that give students the opportunity to engage in some field of the arts. With its exhibits and programming, the de Saisset Museum captivates and inspires our community while remaining free to the public. Indeed, The Missing Peace, which explores themes of religion, compassion, and dialogue, could not have found a more appropriate home than the Mission campus.
Santa Clara is committed to keeping the arts strong and vibrant on campus and in our community. We are currently planning for the construction of a new art and art history building that will be located on the north side of campus near the de Saisset Museum, the Mayer Theatre, and the Music and Dance Building. Now and in the future, the opportunities for creative and intellectual expression found only in art will remain available to all at Santa Clara University.
Thank you, and enjoy The Missing Peace.
Michael E. Engh, S.J.
Santa Clara University