Art

  • Lessons from the field

    Lessons from the field

    Taut and tranquil moments in Afghanistan—an essay in words and images.

    Spring 2014

  • Transforming fear into hope

    Transforming fear into hope

    Artist Lin Evola ’75 uses decommissioned weapons—including nuclear missiles—to shape images of peace such as 1962, No. 2.

    Spring 2014

  • The music of geometry

    The music of geometry

    A new exhibit at the de Saisset Museum explores the workspace and methods of renowned sculptor Fletcher Benton.

  • The test of the search

    The test of the search

    For photographer Wynn Bullock, the journey was all about the search. And a new exhibit at the de Saisset museum explores his travels.

  • The mystery of the side chapel saint

    The mystery of the side chapel saint

    The restoration of a Mission-era painting reveals more than subtle colors and artistic workmanship—it also uncovers a decades-old case of mistaken identity. 

    Winter 2013

  • Where the sea meets the sky

    Where the sea meets the sky

    Dazzling portraits from the deep—in a new photo exhibit at San Francisco International Airport by Susan Middleton '70.

  • West African Friday nights

    West African Friday nights

    SCU photography professor David Pace received Daylight's 2011 Work-in-Process prize for his work on Friday night dance parties in the West African village of Bereba.

  • The Makers

    The Makers

    What does it mean to teach the arts—and to create art in all its forms—here and now? By that, we mean here at Santa Clara, in the heart of Silicon Valley, with threads reaching out to the rest of the world.

    Summer 2012

  • Elemental

    Elemental

    Fate and design, weather and the story of beauty: painting as a way of life for Mark Alsterlind '76

    Summer 2012

  • Shine a light

    Shine a light

    Eight hundred years ago, Clare of Assisi traded a life of privilege for one of religious devotion. This year the University celebrates this woman and saint, whose name it bears.

    Summer 2012

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Features

A day with the Dalai Lama

High-spirited and hushed moments from Feb. 24: a day to talk about business, ethics, compassion.

The Catholic writer today

Poet and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Dana Gioia argues that Catholic writers must renovate and reoccupy their own tradition.

Our stories and the theatre of awe

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Marilynne Robinson speaks about grace, discernment, and being a modern believer.

Mission Matters

What would the next generation say?

Hossam Baghat, one of Egypt’s leading human rights activists, was awarded the 2014 Katharine and George Alexander Law Prize for his work defending human rights.

Breaking records on the maplewood

Scoring 40 points in one game. And besting Steve Nash’s freshman year.

How's the water?

A lab on a chip helps provide the answer—which is a matter of life and death when the question is whether drinking water contains arsenic.