de Saisset Museum

South Bay's free museum of art and history

Upcoming Programs & Events

Family Day

Saturday, October 10, 2015
1-3 p.m., free


Join the de Saisset Museum for a free Family Day Festival celebrating 60 years of bringing arts to the Santa Clara community. Festivities include hands-on art activities, a photo booth, an art scavenger hunt, an interactive musical performance with Mr. Q Live, a birthday celebration and so much more! Come and go as you please, but don't miss the chance to see what the arts at SCU have to offer.

Chester Arnold: The Shape of Content

Thursday, October 22
7 p.m., free

Chester Arnold paintings

Never one to shy away from bold topics like man's relationship to nature or the impact of human consumption on the natural world, Chester Arnold deftly blends content and execution in a way that maximizes visual tension and aesthetic impact. Through his talk, "The Shape of Content," Arnold explores the formal and conceptual concerns that have compelled his work for the past four decades.

Programmed as part of a quarterly artist lecture series, this lecture is co-sponsored by the de Saisset Museum and SCU's Department of Art and Art History.

College Night

Thursday, April 14, 2016
7-10 p.m., free
College Night_Nov 2012

Voted one of SCU's favorite campus events, College Night offers tons of fun, free art and entertainment for SCU students and the surrounding community. Enjoy food, live performances, a photo booth, scavenger hunt, raffle prizes, and more!


Images, top to bottom:
Family Day photos, courtesy of Lindsey Kouvaris and Chuck Barry.
Chester Arnold, Thy Kingdom Come II, 1999, oil on linen, 74 x 92 in., Collection of DiRosa Preserve, Napa, California. Chester Arnold, The Bridge at Dover Beach, 2010, oil on linen, 46x56 in., Collection of David and Roxanne Soward. Chester Arnold, The Fate of the Written Word, 2008, oil on linen, 60 x 72 in., Collection of the San Jose Museum of Art, Gift of Byron and Elizabeth Ryono.
College Night 2011, photos courtesy of Ashely Pinnell.