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

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.

Current Exhibitions


Virgin Landscape: Representations of Women and the American West

On view through March 19, 2017

This exhibition illuminates the intersectionality of gender and the environment in the American West through a selection of photographs from the museum's permanent collection, including works by Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Judy Dater, Janet Delaney, Katy Grannan, Anthony Hernandez, and Edward Weston.


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.