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  • Metaphor, Myth, & Politics: Art from Native Printmakers

    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.

  • Photography in the U.S.

    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.

  • Making an Impression: Printmaking Possibilities

    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.

  • Unbound: The Art of Deterioration

    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.

  • Stephanie Metz: InTouch

    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.

  • Out of Tradition: Sacred & Profane

    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.

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

    September 28 - November 30, 2018

    An exhibition of photographs by Dugan Aguilar that reveals the richness and vibrancy of Native California cultures.

  • Radical Velocity: The Power of the Body to Move through Place

    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.

  • California Flora: Fanny McClatchy Richardson

    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.

  • Jazz Greats: Classic Photographs from the Bank of America 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.