Campus Closure

Classes are cancelled through the weekend due to air quality. Read the announcement.

de Saisset Museum

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Black and white photograph of man on motorcyle on freeway with mountains in background.

She Sang Me A Good Luck Song: The California Indian Photographs of Dugan Aguilar

On View though November 30, 2018

An exhibition of photographs by Dugan Aguilar that reveals the richness and vibrancy of Native California cultures.

Image:  Dugan Aguilar, Cousin Fred, Truckee, 1982, black and white photograph, image courtesy of the artist and Exhibit Envoy.

Rotating Images: Fletcher Benton, Going Around the Corner with X, 2008, painted steel, Gift of the artist, with assistance from Paula Kirkeby, in honor of William Rewak, S.J., 2013.4.1. Monica Lundy, Ladies of the Barbary Coast, 2014, 22 kt. gold, 16 kt. gold, 11 kt. gold, white gold, pulverized charcoal, mica flake, coffee, gouache, acrylic medium on Arches paper mounted on panel, 61 x 82 x 2 in., Courtesy of the Nancy Toomey Fine Arts. Class visit to the museum's collections storage vault with Professor Karen Fraser. Photo courtesy Chuck Barry.

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Due to the poor air quality as a result of the ongoing Camp fire in Northern California, the de Saisset Museum will be closed today through the weekend. Classes and general operations at Santa Clara University have been canceled through the weekend.

The museum will re-open on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

Our thoughts continue to be with those affected by the devastating fires in Butte County, as well as those affected by the Woolsey Fire.

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