Past Events




Scholarship Saturday

Saturday, February 25 at 9am, Museum of Art



Member's Only Preview

Wednesday, March 1 at 4pm, Museum of Art.


Artist Talk with Peter Freund

Thursday, March 2 at 4pm, Museum of Art



Member's trip to the Legion of Honor: Monet the Early Years

Thursday, March 30

Contact Kyla Tynes at or 925 631 4069 for more information




Wednesday, April 26 at 3:00 - Digital Tomb

Peter Freund’s digital images explore the visual image as an absence, negation or erasure of the visible. Freund discusses the principle of a “digital tomb” in his series of conceptual prints.




The Museum is featuring hand made items in the Gift Shop the entire month of May.  Please come by and take a look at these locally made and beautifully crafted works of art.  Items include: jewelry, glass, wood, textiles and pottery.



Wednesday, May 3 at 3:00 - Desire

Discussing the overlapping relationship between trauma and desire, Peter Freund explores a parallel between artistic and psychoanalytic practices.



Wednesday, May 10 at 1:00 - Alternative Facts

“Alternative facts” - a symptom of neoliberal freedom? In this talk, Peter Freund will explore the paradoxical connection between facts and fantasy in political thinking, highlighting three works of video art in his current exhibition. 


Saint Mary's College Dance Company Spring Performance and Pre-Performance Reception at the Museum of Art

Friday, May 12, 7-7:45

Saint Mary's College Dance Company is honored to present Rise, an evening of new works in celebration of the dance programs 20th Anniversary.


Pre-Performance reception in collaboration with the Performing Arts Department.  Come enjoy free appetizers and drinks and mingle with the choreographers and alumni. 


Museum Member's Tour of the Private Collection of Julie Armistead and Fred McNear

Tuesday, May 16

Contact Kyla Tynes for more information. 925 631 4069


Guest Speaker Luncheon: Hossein Khosrowjah, Reconciliations and Desires

Thursday, May 25 at 12:00

Hossein Khosrowjah will explore the complexity and importance of "cultural translation" in the contemporary political climate. His talk will use Peter Freund's IRAN|USA exhibition as a springboard for investigating the role of translation and mistranslation in defining the cultural Other.

Please join us at the Museum for this talk by Professor Khosrowjah. The event is free of charge with a reception to follow after the talk. 

Hossein Khosrowjah is a senior adjunct professor of visual studies at the California College of the Arts. His essays and reviews on a broad range of topics, from film to exilic autobiography to the history of American higher education, have been published in film, cultural, and area studies journals. His book, The Singular Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami, is forthcoming from I.B. Tuaris Press.