de Saisset Museum

South Bay's free museum of art and history

Future Exhibitions


Gold Rush

January 15 - March 13, 2016

The 1849 Gold Rush deeply and irrevocably transformed California's landscape, bringing hundreds of thousands of people to the San Francisco area in only a few short years. Not everyone struck it rich in the gold mines or through the resulting industry, but the legacy of the Gold Rush is palpable, even today. Guest curated by Chris Sicat, Gold Rush explores the historical context of the region and the symbolism of gold through contemporary art, sports, and culture. MORE ยป

On Top of the Game

January 15 - March 13, 2015
and April 8 - June 12, 2016

From the start sports and recreation has been an integral part of Bronco life. In the earliest days of Santa Clara College (now University) physical activity took the shape of bike rides, pick-up games, or a dip in the school's swimming pool (possibly the first in California). But, by the 1890s a love of baseball took hold on campus and organized sports have been a facet of the SCU experience ever since. On Top of the Game explores the dynamic history of Bronco sports, calling out some of the school's greatest achievements and shining a spotlight on the University's most notable athletes, who have made an impact both on and off the field.