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Center for the Arts and Humanities

The Center for the Arts & Humanities at Santa Clara University fosters interdisciplinary collaboration in research, creative activity, and outreach. We build and support partnerships, projects, and programming on campus and with our local community. The CAH brings together faculty, students, staff, visiting artists and scholars, and community members to pursue meaningful expression and intellectual inquiry--the building blocks for a better future and a more just world.

What We're Up To

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BD Wong is the 2021-22 Sinatra Chair

Actor, activist, and author BD Wong will be on campus in the College of Arts and Sciences as the latest Frank Sinatra Chair in the Performing Arts. The first of his three residency weeks is October 4-8, which will feature public events as well as classroom visits. Keep up to date by visiting our Sinatra page.

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Summer Recommendations on our Blog

Looking for some summer reading or listening or viewing recommendations? Wondering what art or music show or performance to check out? The CAH blog will be updated all summer with book, tv, film, performance recommendations and more from faculty, students, and staff.

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2020-21 Year in Review

There was a lot of amazing CAH programming last year and it’s all recorded! Check out our video library to browse through events, or select from our rotating series of Top Picks for performances, conversations, and special events you may have missed!

Our Initiatives

The CAH regularly partners with on- and off-campus groups, organizations, and communities to build capacity, locate new resources, serve the community, and advocate for the arts and humanities. Reach out to us if you are interested in partnering on a short- or long-term project!

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Alert icon The Center for the Arts and Humanities at Santa Clara University stands in solidarity with those rising up to call for an end to the long, ongoing, and destructive reality of racial injustice and white supremacy in the United States. We stand with them against hate, against racism, against inequality, against police brutality and impunity. And we stand in solidarity with Black faculty, students, and staff–always, but especially at this moment when racialized and heightened state violence adds to the burdens of grief, trauma, and vulnerability.
- Dennis Gordon (Political Science), Christina Zanfagna (Music and Ethnic Studies), Michelle Burnham (English), Amy Randall (History)