The de Saisset Museum
Visual Art
Out of Tradition: Sacred & Profane
Exhibition run: 
April 2 - June 15, 2019
Tuesday - Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Please note: This exhibition will be closed March 16 - April 1, 2019 for the academic break.)
Out of Tradition: Sacred & Profane examines ways in which traditions and practices are passed down or change over time through the specific lens of Contemporary Native experience. The artworks on view are neither sacred nor profane in and of themselves, though many address moments, structures, and practices that we may align with these categories. Several of the artists included in this exhibition utilize their artistic practice to explore their own cultural heritage and grapple with the inconsistencies of what is known and not known about ceremony, lineage, and technique.  Others question the treatment and representation of Native Americans in popular culture and actual historic events through imagined reinterpretations of events.  
This exhibition is funded by the Inouye de Saisset Museum Fund and includes the work of Dugan Aguilar, Sarah Biscarra Dilley, Katie Dorame, Mercedes Dorame, Catherine Herrera, Fritz Scholder, Sarah Sense, Jean LaMarr, Frank LaPena, and Linda Yamane.
Image Credit: Mercedes Dorame, Smoke to Water - Chyaar Paar ‘Apuuchen from the series Earth the Same as Heaven - ‘Ooxor ‘Eyaa Tokuupar, 2013, archival pigment print. Museum Purchase, Acquisitions for Diversity Project, work selected by students in SCU Professor Mario Caro’s winter 2018 class, ARTH 147: Native Women in Contemporary Arts. Funds for this purchase were made possible by the Hearst Foundation’s Community Initiatives for the Visual Arts grant (CIVA). de Saisset Museum permanent collection, Santa Clara University, 2018.4.3. 
The de Saisset Museum
Show Dates: 
Tue, 04/02/2019 - 11:00am
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 4:00pm