Santa Clara University


de Saisset Museum

The de Saisset Museum collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets objects of art and history for the educational and cultural enrichment of all people. The Museum achieves its mission through an active program of exhibitions, collections, education programs and publications.

Highlights of the de Saisset’s permanent collection include Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, and 19th century prints by artists such as Albrecht Durer, William Hogarth, and Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Modernist prints in the de Saisset Collection include works by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso. The Museum has an extensive collection of contemporary prints and a strong photography collection, with hundreds of prints by artists such as Ansel Adams, Ruth Bernhard, Edward Curtis, Imogen Cunningham, Judy Dater, and Weegee.

The de Saisset Museum also serves as the caretaker of the University’s California History Collection. This important collection, which is on permanent view, includes Native American art and artifacts from the pre-European contact period. For more information about the de Saisset Museum and its upcoming exhibits, please visit

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