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




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.




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


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.



Saint Mary's College MFA in Dance Festival

Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18 at the Museum of Art


Wednesday, June 28

Museum Member's Tour of the Permanent Collection Storage and Reception at Private Bay Area Art Collector's Home



Thursday, July 13

Museum Member's Tour of the American Art Collection at the de Young Museum followed by a tour of the Japanese Tea Garden.



Museum Member's Tour: The Asian Art Museum: Flower Power 



SMC Campus Tour of the Museum of Art's Permanent Collection Storage Facility

SMC Student Welcome Back Party



Dia De Los Muertos Celebration 






Darker Shades of Red Opening

Wednesday, February 7 at 10 am, Museum of Art 


Member's Reception

Thursday, February 8 at 3 pm, Museum of Art


Public Reception

Thursday February 8 4-6 pm, Museum of Art 


Art Chat #1 

Wednesday, February 28 1 pm, Museum of Art

The Museum of Art welcomes Professor Susan Weissman of the Political Science Department at Saint Mary's College. Professor Weissman's Art Chat is entitled "The First Socialist Revolution." 

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Art Chat #2 

Wednesday, March 21 1 pm, Museum of Art 

The Museum of Art welcomes Professor Scott Schonfeldt-Aultman of the Communication Department at Saint Mary's College and Alex U. Inn founding member of Momma's Boyz. Professor Schonfeldt-Aultman's and Mr. Inn's Art Chat is entitled "Pursuing Social Justice through Drag." 

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Art Chat #3

Wednesday, May 2 1 PM, Museum of Art

The Museum of Art Staff welcomes Professor Dan Leopard of the Communications Department at Saint Mary's College. Professor Leopard's Art Chat is entitled "Comrade Tintin: Herge and Stalin in the Land of the Soviets." 

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Art Department Student Exhibition Opening 

Thursday May 24 4 PM, Museum of Art

The Museum of Art hosts the Saint Mary's College Art Department and recent work from students. The Student Exhibition will be open through Sunday, May 27. 




Summer Exhibition Opening 

Saturday, June 9, 1-4 PM, Museum of Art Patio

Join us in welcoming the new summer exhibitions. The Museum of Art will host California Watercolor Association demonstrations and guest speakers. Beverages and appetizers will be provided. 

On display:

California Watercolor Association

The Color of Summer


Richard Gayton

BART: Strangers on a Train


Diana Hobson and Susan Alexjander 

Into Being - The River