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Current Exhibitions


Black and white photographs of musicians Earl Hines and Eric Dolphy. Images by Chuck Stewart.

Jazz Greats: Classic Photographs from the Bank of America Collection

On view through June 16, 2018

Comprised of 34 photographs from the 1920s through the 1980s, this exhibition features images of many well-known performers from the uniquely American art forms of jazz and modern dance as well as the diverse audiences who supported and celebrated these new styles of performance.

This exhibition is provided by Bank of America’s Art in Our Communities ® program.

Pictured left to right: Chuck Stewart, Earl "Fatha" Hines, 1966, gelatin silver print and Chuck Stewart, Eric Dolphy, 1964, gelatin silver print. © Chuck Stewart, Courtesy of Chuck Stewart Photography, LLC/Fireball Entertainment Group. 


Two black and white prints. On left the print shows a architectural feature with columns and roof, there are white abstracted figures placed as if floating vertically through the space. On right, print depicts a tall tower in an abstracted landscape.

Michael Mazur's L'Inferno di Dante

On view through June 16, 2018

An ambition portfolio of forty-one etchings and accompanying text that offer a contemporary vision of Dante's Inferno.  Join us Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 7-8:30 P.M. for the public opening reception. de Saisset Museum Members, please join us an hour early, for a Members' reception starting at 6 P.M.

Pictured: Michael Mazur, Canto IV: Limbo and Canto VIII: La Torre - Flegias (The Tower - Phlegyas), from the portfolio L’Inferno di Dante, 1994-2000, etchings, edition 16/50, de Saisset Museum permanent collection, Santa Clara University, Gift of Smith Andersen Editions, Estate of Paula Kirkeby, 2016.14.14. © Michael Mazur; Courtesy of the estate of the artist; RYAN LEE Gallery, New York; and Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston.


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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