In SJMA's trio of exhibitions about water, artists reflect on this valued resource. Early Silicon Valley leaders also recognized that the region's prosperity depends on a reliable water supply. Marty Grimes, supervising program administrator at the Santa Clara Valley Water District, will look at the history of water supply development and the investments that will keep our water safe and reliable for future generations.
Celebrate Earth Month and two exhibitions that reflect on water.
Looking for a creative way to fill the week of spring break? Kids ages 6–9 investigate the world around them, strengthen artistic capabilities, and develop team and critical-thinking skills.
The age-old eastern tradition of tea preparation and service encourages participants to focus with careful, slow attention on the color, form, aroma, and taste of tea, as well as the look and feel of the tea cup.
The annual poetry invitational is hosted by Arlene Biala, the poet laureate of Santa Clara County. Bay Area poets will read new work inspired by the art on view. Cosponsored by SJMA and Poetry Center San Jose.
Is your community at risk from climate change? In A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting (2012 – ongoing), Bay Area artist Balkin makes this global threat personal: she invites museum visitors to contribute to her ongoing collection of physical items from places directly threatened by climate change. The archive will be on view in the exhibition The Darkened Mirror: Global Perspectives on Water.
In The Darkened Mirror: Global Perspectives on Water, artists use modern video techniques to tell stories about environmental issues around the world. Learn to express your ideas creatively and to construct a visual narrative.
Tour Beta Space: Victor Cartagena with Marja van der Loo, curatorial associate.
Our oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams are in crisis. Jeanne Falk Adams organized the exhibition Fragile Waters out of concern for these fragile ecosystems. Adams, former director of the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park, will examine the work and conservation activism of Ansel Adams, Ernest Brooks II, and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly.
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