de Saisset Museum

South Bay's free museum of art and history

Future Exhibitions

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Closer by the Minute

September 18 - December 6, 2015

Through two captivating and immersive installations, artists David and Hi-Jin Hodge, address universal issues in a way that artfully blends documentary and creativity. Niagara Falling explores the rapid decline of the city of Niagara Falls, a story of urban blight that is repeated across the nation and around the world. Life on Wheels, newly created for this exhibition, explores on multiple levels the culture of transportation and what it means to drive a car in today's world.

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Lasting Legacy: The History of the de Saisset Family

September 18 - December 6, 2015

Through a selection of photographs, artifacts, and familial correspondence, Lasting Legacy seeks to present a picture of the fascinating de Saisset family, who lent their name to this organization, and pay homage to their lasting legacy. MORE »


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 palatable, 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 »