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Experience the Euphrat!

More than a museum, the Euphrat creates an experiential environment for visual ideas and communication. Our comprehensive program of arts, education, public art programs and lectures stimulate creativity and interest in art among audiences of all ages.

Be inspired by the challenging exhibitions and accompanying educational programs. Engage in the development of creative solutions for our times. Experience the Euphrat through our collaborative art projects, online events and exhibitions.

This Fall in the Euphrat

Hamsters, Hedgehogs and Hummingbirds

furry animal with cellphone

"Hamsters, Hedgehogs and Hummingbirds" explores how humans relate to, imagine and interact with animals.  The exhibition includes a large-scale, raptor-inspired sculpture made from recycled tools, paintings of wild animals in human environments, a Huichol beaded jaguar with a colored tape floor installation, beloved pet portraits, and ceramic and found-object works that reflect on how we view and impact the animal world. 

First Thursday – Open Mic

  • Thursday, Dec. 1
  • 5:30-7 p.m. in the Euphrat (in person, not online)


Join us for an hour of spoken word performances, hosted by McTate Stroman II and the Euphrat Museum. This month's featured guest will be Joseph Jason Santiago LaCour, a spoken word poet and hip-hop artist from the Midwest, now living in Santa Cruz.

If you'd like to perform, please email 

Growing Up

Previously In the Museum

  • The 2022 spring student show was a special project of the Euphrat Museum of Art with the Fine Arts League of Cupertino
  • The works include reflections on the pandemic, the healing powers of nature, and finding resilience.


art and schools

Arts and Schools

  • Euphrat programs include arts education and public art for the campus and community


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Visit Us!

  • The Euphrat is open this fall!
  • See our Current Exhibition webpage for visiting hours and health requirements.


Staying Visible: Agnes Pelton

You Both Make the Desert FlowerThe Euphrat Museum of Art is proud of this collection by the pioneering modernist painter Agnes Pelton. They were donated by Cornelia and Irving Sussman, who were neighbors and friends of Pelton, and whose gift was inspired by "Staying Visible," a 1981 Euphrat exhibition and ongoing project to highlight the importance of archival material associated with underrecognized artists. In the years since, the artist has gained significant recognition, including a 2019-2021 traveling exhibit and book, "Agnes Pelton, Desert Transcendentalist," which was featured at venues including the Phoenix Art Museum and the Whitney Museum in New York City.

See More Works by Agnes Pelton

flying books on display in the gallery