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 »

Players with Orange Bowl Trophy

On Top of the Game: 99 Years of Santa Clara Sports

November 15 - December 6, 2015
January 15 - March 13, 2016
and April 8 - June 12, 2016

Before the NFL came to the Bay Area, before the 49ers were a household name, there were the Santa Clara Broncos. Able to fill San Francisco's Kezar Stadium with more than 60,000 fans on a Sunday afternoon, Bronco football was a powerhouse in Bay Area sports entertainment. And, it was just one of a few sports where Santa Clara Broncos excelled. On Top of the Game traces nearly 100 years of Santa Clara sports history, beginning with the establishment of the school in 1851 and ending with an impressive Orange Bowl victory in 1950. 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 »