De Anza College's site re-design omitted most of Euphrat Museum of Art's past exhibitions. We have recovered and archived the content here for historical purposes. Detailed information on the Euphrat Museum's exhibitions and programs between 2004 and 2011 is stored on this page. The webpage appears as it did in 2011.

To get a sense of the evolution of the Euphrat site over time, please view the snapshots of the site archived by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.
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"Another great example of free press can be found in the Euphrat Museum of Art at De Anza College where I am a work-study intern. They have all kinds of art shows that reflect parts of American life and history that aren’t often mentioned in the regular media… Community art museums like the Euphrat Museum are very important to have because here artists can express themselves freely and sometimes reflect another side of life that isn’t often mentioned in newspapers or on commercial television. This is an important part of democracy — the freedom to show, see, and talk about all kinds of artwork, ideas, and events."

De Anza student Trang Tran, in a political science essay

Summer 2011

Come Together For Art
A Special Benefit Auction for the Euphrat Museum of Art
Auction preview exhibition: June 22 and 23 (11-6pm)

FRIDAY JUNE 24, 2011
6pm Reception with hors d’ oeuvres, live music & silent auction
7pm Live Auction
Euphrat Museum of Art at De Anza College
Donation: $30

First of a series of auction/exhibitions. Featuring a recent painting by Paul Hau (Hau Bei Ren), Qin Dynasty artwork (fan paintings, scrolls, and embroideries) from the collection of Connie Young Yu, and art from other accomplished contemporary artists and treasured collections.

Paul Hau - Colorful Clouds over the River Gorge (detail)
Painting by renowned artist Paul Hau: Colorful Clouds over the River Gorge (detail). Signed and sealed by Hau Pei Jen, dated May 2011 at Old Apricot Villa. 21”x40”. Donated by Paul Hau (Hau Pei Jen) for Euphrat auction.

Sponsors include: Silicon Valley Asian Art Center, Chinese Historical Society of America, American Society for the Advancement of Chinese Art.

Winter/Spring 2011

De Anza College Student Art Show
May 16 - June 14, 2011
Closed Memorial Day, May 30
Open Saturdays June 4 and June 11. From 11 to 3 pm. With special presentations by members from the Museum Studies class and some of the artists in the exhibition.
Reception: Tuesday, June 7, 2011, 5:30-7:30pm. Awards will be presented during this reception.

Check museum hours here.

With wide diversity in media and approach, this exhibition features paintings, drawings, mixed-media works, photography, graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, and more created by students at De Anza College. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with the Gallery and Exhibition Design class.

For more details, visit our Student Shows page.

Come On Down!
Come On Down! is a multi-purpose project space that includes a collaborative communal area for connecting visual and oral history, and an experimental exhibition area for the results of interactive projects. Part of this campus/community space will feature frequently changing artwork. Spring 2011 presentations include:
  • High school student activity: Jenny Truong, Nancy Yang. On exhibit is the artwork of two top honorable mentions of Congressman Mike Honda’s Congressional Art Competition. Here is more information about the Competition and the official press release. An Artistic Discovery is the annual art contest conducted by Members of Congress for high school students across the country. This competition provides Members and the public an opportunity to encourage and recognize the rich artistic talents of young American high school students. The winning artist and 1 guest are flown to Washington, D.C., to attend an unveiling reception held at the Capitol this year. The winning piece from each district is displayed as part of a year-long national exhibition in the Cannon Tunnel, a pedestrian walkway leading from the Cannon House Office Building to the United States Capitol.



  • Artist/student Activity: We are Socially Networked, installation by artist Pantea Karimi and students from Nimitz Elementary School. This installation was connected to Karimi’s Artist of the Year Award, which she received from the Fine Arts Commission, City of Cupertino. Nimitz students (3rd – 5th grade) viewed Karimi’s recent artwork and talked with her about its content. Then the students drew and collaged their own artworks, juxtaposing images of digital technology gadgets, logos, and/or our natural environment. The installation took the form of a social network diagram.

    We Are Socially Networked

    We Are Socially Networked

    The technologically curious group of students from Nimitz School in Sunnyvale jumped right into the project. Connected with the Euphrat Museum’s acclaimed Arts & Schools Program, this project took the experience of art-making beyond classroom walls, inviting the youth to look at the intersection of art and life in Silicon Valley. Exhibited also are two of Pantea Karimi’s recent artworks. "Through my art, I want to capture moments when technological tools, computer-assisted sounds, programs, and images, simultaneously connect and separate us from one another."

    CO-SPONSORS include: Cupertino Fine Arts Commission, City of Cupertino, Euphrat Museum of Art, Arts Council Silicon Valley.

For over 30 years, the Euphrat has presented one-of-a-kind exhibitions, publications, and events reflecting the diverse heritage of our area. Our mission is to provide a venue and resource for visual ideas and communication that stimulate creativity and an interest in art among audiences of all ages. We provide for a spectrum of interactions with a large and diversified public, working on and off campus with specialists in all disciplines. The Museum has an outstanding Arts & Schools Program, primarily in Cupertino and Sunnyvale, at various school and community sites. Each year the Museum creates public art projects involving elementary and middle school students, De Anza student interns, and Euphrat artist/teachers.

The Euphrat is funded in part by De Anza College, De Anza Associated Student Body, City of Cupertino, City of Sunnyvale, Arts Council Silicon Valley. It is also supported by an Applied Materials Excellence in the Arts grant in partnership with Arts Council Silicon Valley, and by the Euphrat Museum Advisory Council and Friends of the Euphrat Museum.

For information, call:
Jan Rindfleisch
Director of the Euphrat Museum of Art
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