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Department ofArt and Art History

Gallery Mission Statement

The Department of Art and Art History's Gallery exhibits artwork from a diverse group of established and emerging artists. It provides the department, University and the community opportunities for direct involvement and exchange with the visual arts, while cultivating an environment that nurtures creativity and intellectual growth.


Support the pedagogy of the Department of Art and Art History and the education of Santa Clara students with high-quality exhibitions that inform and deepen the curriculum taught in the Department.

Develop meaningful interactions between artists, students, and community audiences through lectures, educational opportunities, and experiences driven by arts professionals.

Exhibit artworks manifesting a range of concepts, styles, media, and a diversity of artists (gender, race, perspectives) whose work informs, inspires and challenges our students, the University, and the community to see the world anew.

Create exhibition and curatorial opportunities for students, faculty, and arts community professionals.

Serve as a dynamic teaching and learning resource for faculty, students and the community as well as an important arts destination in the Bay Area.