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DISCOVER fascinating exhibitions. EXPERIENCE thought-provoking programs. BE INSPIRED by California art and history.

Current Exhibitions

Unique and Multiple: Selections from Smith Andersen Editions, the Legacy of Paula Z. Kirkeby

On view through June 17, 2017

Enjoy a selection of prints from the Smith Andersen Editions Archive (housed at the de Saisset Museum) and learn about the press' founder and guiding spirit Paula Z. Kirkeby.



A Geography of Hope: Student Photography and Creative Writing in Conversation

On view through June 17, 2017

SCU students come together to present their work from their respective classes, SCU’s Exploring Society through Photography and Creative Writing and Social Justice.



Installation shot of museum's permanent California History exhibition.

California History

Permanent exhibition

Explore the history of the area from Native California through the Mission Period and up to the early days of Santa Clara College.





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.