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Calendar of Events




The de Saisset Museum is currently closed for the summer academic break.
But please mark your calendar for these fall events and programs:


Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Members' Preview 6-7PM
Public Reception 7-8:30PM

Join us for the opening of three new exhibitions: 

She Sang Me A Good Luck Song: The California Indian Photographs of Dugan Aguilar

Radical Velocity

California Flora: Fanny McClatchy Richardson

Community Day Festival
Saturday, October 13, 2018
All ages 1-3 p.m.

Join the de Saisset Museum for a free Community Day Festival celebrating the traditions and culture of Native California. Festivities are designed for all ages and include hands-on artmaking activities, games, demonstrations, performances, a photo booth, an art scavenger hunt, and more!

Native California Lecture Series

Enjoy a series of lectures around the history and traditions of the Ohlone, Mission Santa Clara, and Santa Clara University.


The Ohlone Way of Life 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Linda Yamane, Rumsien Ohlone artist and basketweaver, will discuss Ohlone cultural history and her own experience as a contemporary artist reviving Ohlone artistic techniques.

The Missions in Spanish and Mexican California

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

SCU History Professor Robert Senkewicz and SCU Modern Languages Professor Rose Marie Beebe offer a lecture on the California Missions. 


Muwekma Ohlone and the Mission System
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Alan Leventhal, Muwekma Ohlone tribal ethno-historian and archaeologist, discusses the nuanced history of the Ohlone in the Santa Clara Valley and their relationship to the Mission System. 


Mission Garden Walking Tour
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Susan Landry offers a walking tour of the Mission Gardens at Santa Clara University. Learn about the history of the gardens, plants, and structures.