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de Saisset

DISCOVER fascinating exhibitions. EXPERIENCE thought-provoking programs. BE INSPIRED by California art and history.

Current Exhibitions

Bear Witness: Photographs and Interviews by S. Beth Atkin

On view through June 12, 2016

Bear Witness traces Atkin's journey of investigation, trust, access, and representation, bringing together pieces from three bodies of work.


Santa Clara Baseball Team, c. 1870

On Top of the Game: Santa Clara Sports, 1851-1950

On view through June 12, 2016

Discover the dynamic history of Santa Clara athletics from the earliest days of the college to some of the glory days of Santa Clara University.


Painted portraits of Ernest de Saisset and Isabel de Saisset

De Saisset: From Family Name to Artistic Legacy

On view through June 12, 2016

Trace the history of the museum as the organization grew from the surname of an ambitious young painter to an accredited university museum.



Installation shot of museum's permanent California History exhibition.

California History

Permanent exhibition

Explore the history of the area from Native California through the Mission Period and up to the early days of Santa Clara College.





Images: Fletcher Benton, Going Around the Corner with X, 2008, painted steel, Gift of the artist, with assistance from Paula Kirkeby, in honor of William Rewak, S.J., 2013.4.1. Monica Lundy, Ladies of the Barbary Coast, 2014, 22 kt. gold, 16 kt. gold, 11 kt. gold, white gold, pulverized charcoal, mica flake, coffee, gouache, acrylic medium on Arches paper mounted on panel, 61 x 82 x 2 in., Courtesy of the Nancy Toomey Fine Arts. Class visit to the museum's collections storage vault with Professor Karen Fraser. Photo courtesy Chuck Barry.

Museum Hours



11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

SJMA Partnership

The exhibition Border Cantos: Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo at the San Jose Museum of Art inspired a multi-disciplinary, community-wide collaboration this spring as partners throughout the Bay Area explore themes of immigration, migration, borders, identity, and social justice through a wide variety of programs, performances, exhibitions, projects, and educational experiences. The de Saisset presents de Saisset: From Family Name to Artistic Legacy in conjunction with this collaboration.

Guillermo Galindo, Zapatello (2014)

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