Beyond the Classroom
Santa Clara students and professional artists from all over the Bay Area exhibit their work in the Gallery of the Department of Art and Art History.
The Gallery has provided a forum for campus and community to explore a broad range of media and artistic viewpoints. Throughout the year, hundreds of students visit the Gallery, while many arts professional exhibit and speak as guest lecturers.
Each year the Department of Art and Art History hosts several art history symposium events in the spring quarter.
The Art History Student Research Paper Prize Competition which occurs in April and the annual Art History Student Research Symposium held at the de Saisset Museum. In addition, some of our best art history students are selected to represent Santa Clara University and give a formal oral presentation of their art history research at the Annual Bay Area Undergraduate Art History Research Symposium held at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, CA.