"The Euphrat is a
great bridge from the classroom to the real world. Working as
a classroom assistant in the Arts & Schools Program has
confirmed for me that I really want to be an art teacher. I've
been able to work with several teachers and it's been like a
master/apprentice situation - I've learned so much. The children's
artwork and the shows I've seen at the Euphrat have really inspired
me in my own artwork. Every show I've been to at the museum
has made me say 'Wow.' I always look forward to what will come
next. It's so great to have this resource right here on campus."
Vadeboncouer, De Anza art major
The Euphrat Museum of Art at De Anza College serves a culturally
diverse, technologically sophisticated, urban community undergoing
rapid economic and cultural changes. The Euphrat Museum 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.
Our vision is to create interdisciplinary thinking and partnerships
and to provide a place for art and art-related scholarship while
fostering discussion that crosses national, academic, and cultural
boundaries. The Euphrat provides for a spectrum of interactions
with a large and diversified public, working on and off campus
with specialists in all educational disciplines.
A Comprehensive Program
The Euphrat Museum provides the following:
The Museum produces and presents challenging exhibitions and
accompanying educational programs. It is a valuable venue for
local and distant emerging and established artists, and a source
for exchange of ideas relevant to our times.
The Museum provides an outstanding Arts & Schools Program,
primarily in Cupertino and Sunnyvale, at various school and
community sites. Approximately 32,500 student instruction hours
were provided last year.
Public Art Projects
Each year the Museum creates public art projects involving elementary
and middle school students, De Anza student interns, and Euphrat
The Museum and staff members have received many local and national
awards over the years.