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Virtual Exhibitions

Unexpected Perspectives

Unexpected Perspectives examines works of photography from the de Saisset's permanent collection that defy clarity and offer abstracted compositions and subjects.

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Drawing upon photographs from the de Saisset Museum's permanent collection, Santa Clara University students in the Winter 2021 course Art History 140: Photography in the U.S., taught by Associate Professor Andrea Pappas, developed seven student-curated virtual exhibitions.

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Museum Temporarily Closed

The de Saisset Museum is temporarily closed.  We will share information about an anticipated re-opening as we have more information. Until then, please enjoy our online exhibitions.


The Santa Clara University administration and the Museum continue to monitor and respond to the dynamic COVID-19 outbreak. For the most up to date information from the SCU Emergency Operations Center and Infectious Disease Task Force, please see the Santa Clara University website.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. 

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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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The museum remains closed to the public due to COVID-19. Please enjoy our virtual exhibitions and programs until we can welcome you back into our building. 

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