The museum will be closed from June 24 through September 17, 2024, for the de-installation and installation of the galleries.






Harmonia Rosales: ΩA Omega Alpha 

Lisa Congdon: Hold it Lightly

The Decisive Moment: PhotoUrbanism in San Francisco Bay, 1930s-1960s 

Chimeric: Student Capstone Exhibition

Vignettes: Select Views of SMCMoA’s Permanent Collection



Corita Kent: heroes & sheroes 

Lisa Congdon: Hold it Lightly

Jacob Lawrence: Three Series of Prints

From the Ground Up

Art Practice Capstone: Points of View

Alondra Puentes Gallegos MFA Thesis: Hija Del Maíz - Medicina Ancestral

River of Words® 2023: The Natural World as Viewed by Young People



Fake It Till You Make It: A Quest for Authenticity

Interdisciplinary Voice

Power & Purpose: Reflections on the African Art Collection

Creating Through Chaos: Saint Mary’s College of California Art Practice Capstone Exhibition

Andrew Mount: Stock 



Aesthetic Forces: Nature in the Modern California Landscape, 1915–2015 

Keith + Kari: William Keith and Kari Marboe 

Collective Memories: Stonecuts from Cape Dorset 



Feminizing Permanence 

Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster, 1844-2012

Senior Capstone Projects: An Instagram takeover featuring the Class of 2020 senior capstone projects 



Kal Spelletich: Significance Machines and Purposeful Robots

R&D (Rosenblum and Doyle): New Formalism in Painting and Photography

Foad Satterfield: THINGS KNOWN

David Johnson: NOCTAMBULANT 

Emerge: Student Art Exhibition

Open Studio: Interdisciplinary Art Practice In Progress



Paint from NatureWilliam Keith and the High Sierra

Graphicanos: Contemporary Latino Prints from the Serie Project

Stanley Koppel: Artist as Activist

Watermedia: The Color of Summer presented by the California Watercolor Association

BART: Strangers on the Train by Richard Gayton 

Into Being- The River by Diana Hobson & Susan Alexjander

Darker Shades of Red: Soviet Propaganda from the Cold War Era



Peter Freund: IRAN|USA +other nonorientable surfaces

Annual Art Studio Student Exhibition 

Cohort 2: MFA in Dance Thesis Festival



The American Soldier: A Photographic Tribute

Social Justice: It Happens to One, It Happens to All

Reflections in Water: Selections by the California Art Club

Watertime: A Video by David and Hi-jin Hodge

Scene/Unseen: A Group Exhibition of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

William Keith The Beginning of the Collection 

Environmental Impact

Instagael: SMC Student Instagrams

David Maxim: Points of View

William Keith and the Battle for Hetch Hetchy



A Fine Line: The Doctor Maurice Alberti Print Collection of European and American Masters

Luis Gutierrez: Another Kind of Truth 

Axis Mundi/Open Portals: New Works by Ron Hutt

William Keith and the Battle for Hetch Hetchy 

Bright and Beautiful: Early San Francisco Bay Area Watercolors, the Collection of Roger and Kathy Carter

Stephen Joseph: Inside Vasco Caves 

The Darker Side of William Keith: Late Paintings

Visual Language: Mystery and Meaning

Andy Warhol: Prints Polaroids and Pop

SMC Student Art Exhibit 

River Passage: New Works by Dane Mattes 

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection

Photography by Robert Gumpert: Take a Picture/ Tell a Story, Prison Series

Photography by Robert Gumpert: "I Need Some Deodorant. My Skin is Restless" Psychiatric Emergency Services

William Keith and the Native American



Pueblo to Pueblo: The Legacy of Southwest Indian Pottery

The Native American Collection of Roger Epperson

Grace Hudson: Painter of the Pomo People

By Invitation Only: Revealing the Landscape 

The Collector's Eye: Early California Landscapes and Still Lifes

Dale Chihuly: Venetians

It's Natural: Sam Perry and Pamela Blotner 

Michael Collopy: Face to Face with Movers and Shakers

From Swords to Plowshares: Trench Art from WWI & Songs of the Patriot



Judy Dater: Edo Redux

Malcolm Lubliner: The Automotive Landscape 

The Artist Revealed

Afterglow: Rethinking California Light and Space Art

Surfaces: Lee Saloutos

Points of View: Mary Lou Correia and Paul Kratter

Building a Collection

Marc Chagall: Stories from the Bible

Student Art Show Spring 2013


In Search of the Source: The Nile and Beyond by Lockwood de Forest

Ryan Reynolds: Landscape Assembled



The Art of the Cross

Nyame Brown: John Henry's Adventures In a Post Black World

The Missions of Will Sparks

The Nature of Collecting: The Early 20th Century Fine Art Collection of Roger Epperson

Richard Gayton: Recent Watercolors and One Square Mile

Richard McLean: Master Artist Tribute IX, Horses, Landscapes and Portraits

River of Words

The Veil: Visible and Invisible Spaces 



Pam Glover: A Life in Art

Lee and Grant

Gifted Hands: The Fine Art of Craft 

Superbly Independent: Early California Paintings



Andy Warhol: Quick Pix and Pop Icons

Ralph Borge : A Symbolic Realist and His Circle



Out of This World: Real & Imagined Landscapes of our Solar System

California in Relief

William Keith: Mountains of Shadow and Light

Sacred Mountain: Images of Mt. Diablo and Mr. Fuji

Bert Monroy: A Digital Artist Paints with Light



The Second Golden Age of Dutch Art: 19th Century Paintings from the Beekhuis Collection

Carl Sammons: California Impressionist Landscapes from the Donna Walsh Sumner Collection

You See: The Early Years of the UC Davis Art Faculty

Pinturas de Fe: The Retablo Tradition in Mexico & New Mexico

Footloose in Arcadia: Artists and Authors of Piedmont, 1890 to 1930

Dreaming In Color: Aboriginal Art from Balgo

Paper Cuts



Town and Country: Jessica Dunne and Louis Labrie

Master Artist Tribute VII Hearst Art Gallery Opens Carlos Villa Retrospective

Manuel Valencia (1856-1935): California's Native Son



Playing Around: Toys Designed by Artists

Touched by Wonder: Ethnographic Objects from the St. Mary's College Permanent Collection

Tools as Art: The Hechinger Collection

Perceptions in Art and Science: Different Faces Same Truth

Pressing Matters: 500 Years of Wine in Art

Living Color: Inside the Outsiders



Early Days in California: William Keith, John Muir, and Joseph LeConte

Now and Then - Senior Thesis Exhibition and SMC Alumni Exhibition

Abstraction: Spirit and Space

Sandow Birk's Paradiso

The Holy Art of Imperial Russia

Keith's Cigar Box and Panel Paintings

Revelations and Reflections of Self-Taught Artists

Water, Land and Sky: Rediscovering A.T. DeRome



Student Art Exhibition

Art Faculty Exhibition

Winslow Homer: The Illustrator

Stephen De Staebler, a Thirty-Year Survey (1973-2003)

The Legacy of Brother Cornelius

The Art of Music

Unbounded Vistas: Artists Interpret the Northern California Landscape



SMC Student Art Exhibition

Out of Time: 20th Century Designs for the Future

Exotica: Plant Portraits from Around the World

The Mountains of California: New William Keith and John Muir Exhibit 



Kenro Izu: Light Over Ancient Angkor

Women to Women: Weaving Cultures, Shaping History

William Wolff: Printmaker 

The Teacher as Artist

Early Artists of the Bohemian Club 

Kuna Mola: Maintaining Tradition Amid Change



Instruments for a New Navigation: Sculpture, Drawings and Paintings by Morris Graves

Diamonds in the Sky: Images from the Hubbell Space Telescope

The Artist and the Bible: Twentieth Century Works on Paper

SMC Student Art Exhibition

A Sense of Place: Pam Glover and the Siegriest Legacy 



From Real Life, Richard Shaffer

A Winding River: the Journey of Contemporary Art in Vietnam

SMC Student Exhibition

George Post: A life in Watercolor

William Keith: California Awakening 

Stories Woven In: The Navajo Way of Seeing

Talking Walls Dialogue: Ingrid and Plato, Interactive Still Lives, Knit One, Swim Two

SMC Faculty Exhibition

SMC Student Exhibition

Point to Point: California Landscape Paintings 



Early California Impressionists: The Ronald E. Walker Collection

The College Collection: Twenty Years of Growth

Terry St. John 

Miseries and Misfortunes of War

Annual Student Exhibition


1996 - 1997

Stanley Truman: Fifty Years of Photography 

Building Bridges, Crossing Cultures

Ruth Bernhard: Master Artist Tribute IV

Mark Rothko: The Spirit of Myth, Early Paintings from the 1930's and 1940's



1995 - 1996

William Keith: The Collection Comes Home

Puppets of the World

Burning Lights: Spirituality, Tradition and Craft in Recent Art from the City of Angels 

Robert Kehlmann: Painting with Glass, A Retrospective 

Annual Student Exhibition

Stanley Truman: Fifty Years of Photography 


1994 - 1995

Jeannette Maxfield Lewis (1894-1982): A Centennial Celebration

African Alchemy: Art for Healing in African Societies 

Manuel Neri: A Sculptor's Drawings, Master Artist Tribute III 

Saint Mary's College Art Faculty: Lee Altman, Roy Schmaltz, Suzanne Schumacher. 

Icons and Easter Eggs of Imperial Russia 

Annual Student Exhibition


1993 - 1994

"Wonderful Colors!" The Paintings of August F. Gay

Modern British Art: Vorticism and the Grosvenor School, 1912-1935

Fascination with Trains

Selections 5: Recent Work from the Polaroid Collection 

Gregory Kondos: Yosemite and Other California Landscapes 

Student Show


1992 - 1993

Bicoastal Artists of the 1870's 

Tutavoh: Learning the Hopi Way

Nathan Oliveira: Figurative Works, 1958-1992 

California Metal

Bella Feldman: Sculpture

Student Show

Acalanes Union High School District Show


1991 - 1992

Maurice Logan, Artist and Designer 

Charles Strong: New Paintings--China, Ezra, Joan 

Kiyochika: Artist of Meiji Japan 

Before Columbus: Art of West Mexico 

Recent Acquisitions

The Crucifixion Through the Modern Eye 

Student Show


1990 - 1991

Personal Mythologies and Poignant Moments

Recent Acquisitions: Works on Paper in the Saint Mary's Collection

Prints of the Eighties: The BankAmerica Corporation Art Collection

Wayne Thiebaud at Seventy 

Saint Mary's Art Faculty Show: Karen Breschi, Mark McCloud, Roy Schmaltz, Suzanne Schumacher, Darwin Marable.

The Art of the Mask 

Student Show


1989 - 1990

Stanley Truman/Sister Adele: Photography

Wine in Art

Rupert Garcia

Jose Guadalupe Posada 

Brother Kyran Memorial Exhibition

Contemporary Landscape: New Perspectives 

Artists of Contra Costa County: An Invitational Exhibition 

If Pictures Could Talk: A Collection of California Paintings 

Student Show


1988 - 1989

William Keith, California's Poet Painter 

Douglas Holmes: The Memorials

Contra Costa Contemporary Collections

Post-Photo: Eleven Artists Expanding the Boundaries of Photography

Art of Our Time: Works on Paper from the Olga Hirshhorn Collection 

Student Show


1987 - 1988

Vestments East and West: Japanese Kesa and European Chasubles 

Collection Highlights

Art from the Computer: Computer Art Competition and "Digital Mudra" Installation by Sonya Rapoport

Six Bay Area Women Sculptors 

Student Show


1986 - 1987

Architectural Inspirations: Venice and Rome 

St. Mary's College Faculty Art Exhibition

Acalanes High School District Art Show

Armin Hansen: A Centennial Salute 

3 Directions in Drawing 

Student Show

Bay Currents: Furniture by Laurie Ann Campbell


1985 - 1986

Selections from the Saint Mary's College Collection

The MA Circle: Budapest and Vienna, 1916-1925 

Don Quixote in Art

Raymond Saunders 

Artists by Artists 

Student Show

Pieces of Paper 


1984 - 1985

Saints and Sinners in Master Drawings

Art by Alumni

The Color Woodcut in America 

Sculptural Paintings

Hidden Splendors: Chinese Textiles of the Qing Dynasty 

The World of Play: Children's Drawings from Moraga and Abroad

Student Show


1983 - 1984

Basic Black: Contemporary International Prints

Dia de los Muertos: Javier Sandoval

A Growing Circle of Friends: Art Work from Members' Collections

Two Faces of India: Rajput Miniatures and Tribal Paintings

The Subject Is Objects: Contemporary Bay Area Still-Life Paintings

Student Show

William Keith: A Changing Vision 


1982 - 1983

Posters of the l890s and l980s

Alex Maldonado and John Swanson 

Japanese Folk Arts and Crafts

Know What You See: The Examination and Treatment of Paintings 

Brother Giles Brom 

Poseidon's Realm: Ancient Greek Art from the Lowie Museum 

Student Show

Contra Costa Competitive: Works on Paper

Eastbay Watercolor Society Annual


1981 - 1982

Selections from the Permanent Collection

Engravings by William Hogarth

California Landscape Paintings from the Collection 

At Mono Lake: A Photographic Exhibition 

Student Show


1980 - 1981

Saint Mary's College Art Faculty

Gary Smith: Sculpture

Painted Silk by Mia Kodani and Burnished Clay by Miriam Licht

Four Americans in France, 1914-1940 (John Taylor Arms, Samuel Chamberlain, Ernest D. Roth, John W. Winkler)


1979 - 1980

Fire and Earth: Ancient and Traditional Ceramic Forms

The Modern Print: Recent Work from the Kala Institute

Landscapes by Linda K. Smith and Portraits by Carole Peel

The Arts and Crafts of Belgium 

Paintings by William Keith 


1978 - 1979

The Art of the Etruscans

Selections from the Permanent Collection

Contemporary Pots

Conservation and the Collection

The Watercolors of William Keith, 1838-1911  

The Art of the Printed Book


1977 - 1978

A Half-Century of Collecting: Selections from the Saint Mary's College Collection

Art from the Collection of Professor Henry and Gertrude Schaefer-Simmern

Middle Eastern Nomadic Rugs of the Nineteenth Century 

Imogen Cunningham: After Ninety