April 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Is that work of art an original? A copy? Or is it a forgery? What is the difference—and why does it matter? Stephanie Brown, adjunct faculty member at the University of San Francisco and at Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC, will examine some of the artists, copiers, and forgers who have fooled—or not fooled—the art world. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Members at the Contributor, Benefactor, Collector, and Curator levels are invited to spend an evening with SJMA’s curators. Enjoy libations and hors d’oeuvres, mingle with fellow patron-level members, and get a special, insiders’ glimpse into the current artistic passions of Oshman Executive Director Susan Krane and the curatorial team.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Pushpamala N. challenges traditional representations of Indian women in photography and cinema. In work that is part performance, part social critique, she created an album of women from South India as they have been imaged across centuries. She reenacted 19th-century ethnographic portraits and 1920s film stills featuring mysterious Bollywood images in her series "Native Women of South India" (2000-2004), which is on view  in the exhibition Postdate: Photography and Inherited History in India. She will discuss her work with Sugata Ray, assistant professor of South Asian Art, University of California, Berkeley. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Spring is here, which means it’s time for SJMA and Poetry Center San Jose’s annual invitational. Bay Area poets of several generations create new work inspired by the art on view at the Museum. On this special evening, hear them read their poems amidst the art in the galleries.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Explore the Milky Way and the natural environment as visualized by the artist Diana Thater, whose work is featured in the fourth exhibition in SJMA’s series “Beta Space.” Thater and Elizabeth Kessler, lecturer in the art history department at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, and author of the recent publication Picturing the Cosmos: Hubble Space Telescope Images and the Astronomical Sublime, will discuss Thater’s new installation for SJMA.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Oshman Executive Director Susan Krane and collector Michael Wornick will guide visitors through the exhibition José Clemente Orozco: Figure Studies.

May 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015

With Diana Thater’s video installations as inspiration, explore the interconnectedness of art and science through the medium of origami.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

How are all complex life forms—including humans—closely connected to the universe? Raja (Puragra) GuhaThakurta, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will discuss the ways the Milky Way and other galaxies act as “recycling plants” for life-bearing chemical elements and serve as important bridges that connect all living things to the universe that surrounds them. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Current members of the Council of 100 choose the artwork for the Council’s annual purchase for the permanent collection at this lively cocktail event. 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Join SJMA’s educational stakeholders—parents, teachers, administrators, artists, executives, funders, and other local partners—to celebrate and reflect on the importance of STEAM education in twenty-first-century learning.