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Unexpected Perspectives examines works of photography from the de Saisset's permanent collection that defy clarity and offer abstracted compositions and subjects.Read More »
2020 marks sixty-five years since the de Saisset Museum's opening. Comprised of a series of "articles", this virtual exhibition dives into the museum's history, permanent collection, past exhibitions and programs, as well as contemporary offerings and visions for the future. Return to our website for new content ranging from written articles, short videos, interviews, to image galleries and creative reflections.Read More »
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.
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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.