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  • September 30 - December 2, 2022

    (closed Nov. 21-27 for the academic break)

    We Are All Sacred: Student Acquisitions on Identity, Community, and Enduring Existence showcases the forty-five artworks in the de Saisset Museum's permanent collection that were selected by SCU undergraduate students for the museum to purchase through Class Acquisitions Projects between 2006-2019. These projects, an ongoing collaboration with SCU's Department of Art and Art History, provide a unique experience for students to learn about museum collection management and help shape our collection for the future.

  • January 28 - June 10, 2022

    (closed March 12-31)

    Kara Maria's solo exhibition Precious and Precarious: Life on the Edge of Extinction presents a series of paintings and works on paper that ask us to pay closer attention to animal species that are either endangered or extinct.

  • September 29 - December 3, 2021

    (closed November 24, 25, 26)

    Metaphor, Myth, & Politics showcases the vibrant printmaking of Native and Indigenous artists from around the world.

  • May 24 - July 2, 2021

    Virtual exhibition

    A series of seven virtual exhibitions curated by SCU students enrolled in the Winter 2021 course Art History 140: Photography in the U.S. taught by Associate Professor Andrea Pappas. The exhibitions showcase works from the de Saisset Museum's permanent collection.

  • October 1, 2020 - June 12, 2021 (Virtual Exhibition)

    September 29, 2021 - June 10, 2022 (In-person Exhibition)

    Unexpected Perspectives examines works of photography from the de Saisset's permanent collection that defy clarity and offer unexpected compositions and subjects.

  • October 4, 2019 - June 13, 2020 (limited hours October 15-30; closed for academic breaks November 28 - December 2, December 7-January 9, March 10 - April 13)

    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.

  • October 4 - December 6, 2019

    (closed November 28 - December 2)

    Unbound presents a series of artists working with books, book materials, and the printed page to re-imagine the communicative power of the composite parts of these objects. Through the manipulation of book spines, cloth coverings, and text blocks, these artists create new possibilities for processing and presenting information.

  • January 10 - June 13, 2020

    (closed March 10 - April 13)

    Comprised of alluring human-scaled, hands-on sculptural objects, this exhibition invites viewers to touch the art. These biomorphic interactive sculptures are the work of Bay Area artist Stephanie Metz, who transforms wool and felt into novel forms inviting a tactile experience.

  • 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.

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