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 »

Belle Yang_Up on Granddady Hill

Crossing Cultures: Belle Yang, A Story of Immigration

September 23 - 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. MORE »