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Image of abstract print by Marguerite Saegesser with central circular shape in black and white with teal background and yellow and red elements. On the right is a black and white monotype by Michael Mazur that looks like almost like an x-ray of a branch.

Making an Impression: Printmaking Possibilities

Drawn entirely from the de Saisset Museum's permanent collection, Making an Impression celebrates the expressive potential for artists to “make their mark” on paper through various printmaking processes. This exhibition features over 30 artworks, including pieces by Kathryn Kain, Enrique Chagoya, Marguerite Saegesser, Inez Storer, Pablo Picasso, and Joan Miro.



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Making an Impression: (left) Marguerite Saegesser, Concentric Circles Scratched Bold from the Air #365, 1985, monotype, Patrick Surgalski or Scott Greenede printer, Smith Andersen Editions, Saisset Museum permanent collection, Santa Clara University, Smith Andersen Editions Archive, Gift of Paula and Phillip Kirkeby, 3.1102.1986; (right) Michael, Mazur, Bonsai A, 1997, monotype, Kathryn Kain printer, Smith Andersen Editions, de Saisset Museum permanent collection, Smith Andersen Editions Archive, Santa Clara University, Gift of Peter Kirkeby, 3.1.1999

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.




Museum Hours


The museum is currently closed for installation and the redesign of our permanent history exhibition. Our new season of exhibitions and programs will launch in October 2019.

Fall Exhibition Reception

Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 3, 2019 to celebrte the opening of our fall exhibitions.

6-7 p.m. Members' Preview
7-8:30 p.m. Public Opening

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