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Three new shows open at SCU's de Saisset Museum tonight, with a free panel and reception to get things off and rolling. Whether you're a retro-grouch or in search of unobtanium, in search of singletrack or a three-hour tour, there's something for riders or admirers of the bicycle-as-art alike.
by Steven Boyd Saum |

Off the Beaten Path: Three Perspectives on Mountain Biking

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 6-7 p.m., FREE

Professional rider Andrew Taylor and Santa Cruz Bicycles engineer Joe Graney join Joe Breeze, bicycle advocate and original Marin County rider, in a conversation about the growth of mountain biking in Northern California.


Exhibition Reception featuring Akira Tana Trio

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 7-8:30 p.m., FREE

Following the Off the Beaten Path panel discussion, celebrate the opening of Clunkers to MTBs: The Evolution of the Mountain Bike, Chain Reaction: Artists Consider the Bicycle, and Indelibly Yours: Smith Andersen Editions and the Tattoo Project.

Also running now is Indelibly Yours: Smith Andersen Editions and the Tattoo Project, and Andy Warhol: Polaroids and Portraits.

Read more about the exhibits at the de Saisset Museum website.

Summer 2014

Table of contents


A day with the Dalai Lama

High-spirited and hushed moments from Feb. 24: a day to talk about business, ethics, compassion.

The Catholic writer today

Poet and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Dana Gioia argues that Catholic writers must renovate and reoccupy their own tradition.

Our stories and the theatre of awe

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Marilynne Robinson speaks about grace, discernment, and being a modern believer.

Mission Matters

What would the next generation say?

Hossam Baghat, one of Egypt’s leading human rights activists, was awarded the 2014 Katharine and George Alexander Law Prize for his work defending human rights.

Breaking records on the maplewood

Scoring 40 points in one game. And besting Steve Nash’s freshman year.

How's the water?

A lab on a chip helps provide the answer—which is a matter of life and death when the question is whether drinking water contains arsenic.