January 11 - June 15, 2019
An exhibition that examines ways in which traditions and practices are passed down or change over time through the specific lens of Contemporary Native experience.
September 28 - November 30, 2018
An exhibition of photographs by Dugan Aguilar that reveals the richness and vibrancy of Native California cultures.
September 28, 2018 - June 15, 2019
An exhibition that explores the power of the human body to not only move through, but also to impact (even transform) our sense of place through images of protest, performance, and physicality.
September 28, 2018 - June 2, 2019
Fanny McClatchy Richardson painted hundreds of watercolors of native California wildflowers and bequeathed to Santa Clara University close to 200 paintings from her life's work. This rotating selection of paintings celebrates just a portion of this collection.
January 26 - June 16, 2018 (closed March 17-April 4)
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.
September 29 - December 1, 2017
(Re)Writing the Narrative considers the multitude of ways artists can write, rewrite, or call into question social narratives through artworks from our permanent collection as well as works from private collections.
September 29 - December 1, 2017; January 26 - March 16, 2018; April 5 - June 16, 2018
Michael Mazur's L'Inferno di Dante offers a detailed, compelling visual rendition of Dante's Inferno through a series of forty-one etchings and accompanying text from the original poem.
April 7 - June 17, 2017
Unique and Multiple is both a chronological survey of work produced by the Smith Andersen Editions press and now housed in the museum’s Smith Andersen Editions Archive and a tribute to its founder and guiding spirit Paula Z. Kirkeby.
April 7 - June 17, 2017
SCU students mentored and inspired by the work of Frank Sinatra Scholar-Artist-in-Residence Anna Deavere Smith, come together to present their work from their respective classes, SCU’s Exploring Society through Photography and Creative Writing and Social Justice.
September 30 - December 4, 2016
Born in Taiwan and now living in Santa Cruz County, artist Belle Yang shares the story of her family's journey from China to America through vibrant paintings, illustrations, and graphic novels. Told with a mix of insight, humor, and wit, Yang's story of immigration is at once uniquely personal and universal.